And the Children Will Lead Them

Post a Comment » Written on May 25th, 2012     
Filed under: Hope Sunday, Message, News & Updates
Written by Reesheda Washington, project leader

“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” Isaiah 11:6

The Mission

In this passage, Isaiah is depicting how these, which are characteristically different, will co-exist peacefully, and that they would be led to do so by a little child. This scripture embodies the mission of Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision: to work together, united in partnership across geographical, denominational, and organizational confines for a revolutionary movement to holistically support our brothers and sisters of Congo.

The children of Congo are calling out to us.  In a country ranked in the bottom eight countries for acute malnutrition and one in which 82,000 children under age five die each year from malaria, the children of the Province of Equateur are challenging us with an opportunity. They have taken up the charge to “lead us,” as the scripture says, but not in the traditional sense of leading by showing us the way. Rather, they stand in a space of need that they might draw us to where they stand, channeling our energy and resources for such a time as this, and inspiring us to “answer the call,” that we might be transformed by the opportunity to stand alongside them. The children of Congo are serving as a conduit which will connect us to something bigger than ourselves, allowing us the opportunity for a divine moment in giving of ourselves, sharing of our resources, and serving in the capacity to which God has called each of us: to be the hands and the feet of the Spirit.

The Action

The need is big and the opportunity is important. You and your church can make a difference today. Today, you can begin to pray regularly for Congo and stay current in what is happening in this revolutionary movement by visiting the website at Today, you can begin sponsorship donations to lay the foundation, before profiles are ready through online giving on the website. This is done by clicking on the ‘Donate Now’ button. $40 a month helps make possible community-identified initiatives such as clean water, nutrition, education, health, and micro-enterprise that will benefit everyone. Today, your church can schedule a Hope Sunday for Fall 2012 to give all members of your church an opportunity to sponsor a child in Congo.

Let us be like the wolf and the lamb, the leopard and the goat, the calf and the lion of Isaiah, and be led together to create the justice and peace, the liberty and righteousness we want to see in the world, and let the children lead us to do so.

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