We recently discovered that our long-time supporters Arthur and Betty Nicolson had been sponsoring children for 50 years, so we got in touch to celebrate, say ‘thank you’ and find out what child sponsorship means to them.
“We first heard about WorldShare (or CNEC as it was named at the time) when Angus and Glad Barr visited our church, Glenorie Mission Church, in 1969.
“During that church visit in 1969 we felt led by the Lord to sponsor a child, and we have been doing so ever since. We’ve had 33 sponsor children so far (pictured below).
“In 1984 we went with CNEC to Singapore to visit our sponsor children. It was wonderful to see them in person, see their living conditions and the positive impact the child sponsorship program was having in transforming the children’s lives.
“We consider it a privilege to be transforming lives through WorldShare! We couldn’t go and be missionaries as we had a fruit farm we had to run. But as God blessed our business we were able to participate in the call to mission through sponsoring children and supporting missionary work overseas.”
If you would like to learn more about sponsoring a child yourself, you can find out more here.