Together, we can change the world.

What if the people of our church could sponsor one village of kids together, and take regular mission trips to go love them, communicate with them collectively, and resource the programs and facilities that serve them every day?

From our earliest days, Denver United has aimed to establish God’s Kingdom in this city in a way that marshals resources for the Kingdom’s advance on its global frontiers. To this end, we have sought out strategic partnerships that express our heart for serving the marginalized in our global society in Jesus’ love with innocence, excellence, and innovation.

As technology and financial empowerment continue shrinking the globe, we are able to engage in global mission more holistically than ever before. It has been our particular focus to find a partner organization with the vision and agility to facilitate a new paradigm of child sponsorship. What if the people of our church could sponsor one village of kids together, and take regular mission trips to go love them, communicate with them collectively, and resource the programs and facilities that serve them every day?

After years of praying and searching, we discovered an organization called One Child Matters (OCM) that is doing just this sort of work in Ethiopia. OCM is a ministry that works to bring hope, truth, life, love and mercy to nearly 40,000 children living in poverty all over the world. OCM works with indigenous churches in helping equip these children to meet their God-given potential by providing opportunities for physical, mental and relational development.

We are excited about the partnership that has emerged. God has led us together to focus on the village of Waliso, Ethiopia, where Denver United members have sponsored over 200 children already.

I’m asking you to prayerfully consider joining my family and me in sponsoring a child of your own in Waliso through OCM. Through sponsorship, you will make a lasting impact on a child and his/her family by providing nutritional support, medical aid, educational assistance, and most importantly, an opportunity to grow in God’s love.

We accomplish vastly more when we’re united than any of us ever could alone. Let’s continue to build God’s Kingdom together, one child at a time!

Rob Brendle

Lead Pastor, Denver Church

One person. That’s all it takes to change the world for a child in desperate need.

Sponsorship through One Child Matters connects caring individuals with children in poverty, to provide them the resources and opportunities they need to rise above their circumstances and reach their potential in Christ. In fact, recent research proves that one-to-one child sponsorship is one of the most effective ways to combat global poverty. There’s real power in one person reaching out to one child through sponsorship—power that changes both lives!

FAITH

Children will have the opportunity to learn about God, His purpose for their life, and hope for the future.

EDUCATION

Children get help with their studies and are taught problem-solving, leadership, literacy, numeracy, and other life skills.

HEALTH

The child development center provides nutritious food and supplements. Children also have access to medical check-ups and immunizations to fight common diseases.

COMMUNITY

Children are encouraged to socialize with others and instructed in sports, music, and drama. These activities, with special outings, will help them make and keep friends.

Through sponsorship, YOU can make an eternal difference in the life of a child.

One Child Matters can create a crucial foundation of support, but there's another important factor in a child's development - YOU! As a sponsor, you are an incredible source of encouragement. Your letters and prayers are powerful and effective. Your faithful support opens doors of opportunity - it is one of the best investments you can make in God's kingdom!