The Christadelphian Save the Children Fund (CSTCF) commenced in 2001 by the Grace of God for the sole purpose of providing Spiritual supplies and services to mission areas and ecclesias in isolation throughout the ecclesial world, covered under the auspices of the Christadelphian Bible Mission (CBM) with our mandate of collaborating alongside for the purpose of bringing God’s Word to any who yearn for it.
Following are the provisions but not limited to:-
- Bibles in native language where possible
- Learning materials for ages 3 and upwards
- Bible lessons in native languages
- Sunday School supplies
- Sewn kit bags and headscarves
- Sunday school awards, prizes, recognition
- Children’s camps & Bible Schools attendance fees
- Sunday school clothing (upon request)
- Non-perishable food for “new outreach program” (view where the funds are directed)
This service compliments the work of the CBM, CIL, CSSU and does not duplicate the lessons already provided nor do we work outside of their cooperation and awareness. Any needs brought to our attention by individuals or ecclesias are forwarded to the linkmen for each area and the orders are filled with their approval and needed recommendations.
Funding for the CSTCF is provided by many ecclesias, Sunday Schools and individuals throughout the world who have magnanimously shown their support and desire to get involved in the welfare of our children throughout the world. Our fellowship depends upon the future strengths and growth of the ecclesias.
Emigration takes a huge toll on some ecclesial territories and the future lies in the rebirth of spiritual children in Christ through learning from God’s Word and through the waters of baptism to the ultimate purpose of being of benefit to their ecclesial family to the Glory of God.
By the Grace of God and your help, this fund will continue to succeed in bringing God’s Word to the hearts and minds of His heritage – the children. Until our Lord’s return and we meet these children in the streets of Jerusalem let us go forward with purpose of mind, generosity of spirit and prayers of remembrance of those less fortunate.
The London, Ontario, Canada ecclesia was blessed to move into their own hall which contained an independent “house”, albeit 80 years old but sound in body and fervent in spirit, which was outfitted by willing labour to contain enough supplies for at least 2000 children.
Rooms were designed to create storage space, working rooms for collating, compiling, preparing orders, storage of donated clothing and our newly added “used book library” for any ecclesias or Sunday Schools to avail themselves of these resource references through linkpersons, Sunday school and CYC leaders.
Do what you can, from wherever you are, with whatever you have – just do it.
The walls were decorated by young people with positive motivational verses and one of the walls contains a plaque with stones on it. It’s history goes back to the week that we moved into our hall and cleaned up the house due to its decrepit state. During our cleaning process we removed neglected bush and badly tended gardens and inside of the garden beds we found three stones marked with the words “Faith” “love” “Believe”. One young 8 year old stated “I think God is trying to tell us to fix this house for the children”. Stunned by the wisdom of such a young person, with prayer we resolved to remodel the house to contain the CSTCF and its contents that were previously stored in “unheated, limited capacity storage units”. God provides the way for barriers to be removed. The only barrier that remains is our inability to see the vision, care, work and do. Bro. Bob Lloyd once said “Do what you can, from wherever you are, with whatever you have – just do it”.