Some of God’s people are known and remembered for their strength. We think of David’s heroism, Esther’s bravery and Paul’s perseverance. But in Matthew, we see that Jesus defends even the youngest, and perhaps the weakest, of His people when He says, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) This interaction demonstrates that when it comes to the kingdom of God, no one soul is less valuable than the next.

Sadly, circumstance leaves some children more vulnerable than others. Abuse survivors, orphans, babies of young, unmarried mothers and differently-abled children all have great obstacles to overcome and desperately need the type of love that Jesus modeled for us in Scripture. Here at Cove Church, we believe that you have to take a risk to make a difference. For our Big Give 2019, we’ve identified five organizations that are taking big risks to improve the lives of vulnerable children. By providing resources, and/or nurturing the physical, emotional, educational, vocational, social and spiritual needs of at-risk youths, the beneficiary organizations of our 2019 Big Give serve children all around the world.

By coming alongside these difference-makers, we can demonstrate love in a tangible way to children from right here in our community to our international neighbors, Thailand and Costa Rica. Without intervention from our beneficiary organizations, the children they serve might live forgotten lives.

Please prayerfully consider making a financial contribution to the Big Give. Our goal is to raise $150,000 by January 31, 2020 and share it evenly among the beneficiaries. But more than meeting a numerical goal, we want to make a difference in the lives of precious little ones, like those that Jesus himself defended when He was here on Earth.

 


United Methodist Children’s Home of Alabamachildrenshome

Babies First in Mobile ministry
The Babies First ministry is providing safe homes and caring support to vulnerable children from Alabama and Northwest Florida. Through the Big Give, Cove Church will help UMCH to build a residential home capable of housing up to ten teen moms and their babies.

United Methodist Children's Home of Alabama


Patricia B. Hammonds Home of Hopebig give

Compassionate Hope is a global charitable organization focused on providing hope and a future to children who have been victims or are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking and religious persecution in Southeast Asia. Through the Big Give, the Patricia B. Hammonds Home of Hope for boys and girls will be able to construct a multipurpose building for worship, study, and pastoral training with an outdoor gathering space and kitchen to provide for the children

Patricia B. Hammonds Home of Hope


Cove Universal Playground

big give

The Universal Playground is an inclusive playground that engages children’s physical sensory, social communication and cognitive abilities. Through the Big Give, Cove Church will link arms with Operation Green Team to create an engaging and accessible playground for children of all ages and abilities right here in Huntsville.

Cove Universal Playground


Kids To Love

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Davidson Farms, a program of Kids to Love, is a home for girls who have survived trauma no one, particularly a child, should endure. As they are welcomed into the family at Davidson Farms, they are promised three things: hope, healing and a Home. These words are more than a motto. They are a lifeline. The team at Davidson Farms knows their compassion and competency must mirror the depth of the girls’ needs. Through the Big Give, Cove Church will help to provide the infrastructure needed to build independent living cottages on the farm for young women who have aged out of the foster care system but are not ready to be on their own.

Kids to Love

Methodist Children's Home of Costa Rica

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The Home is a refuge for children who have been abandoned by their parents and need a safe, loving, Christian environment to call home. Today, there are 24 children from birth to 12 years old living at the home. Through the Big Give, Cove Church will help to finish furnishing a multi-purpose building that will serve as the center of community outreach ministry for the Methodist Children’s Home in Costa Rica.

Methodist Children's Home of Costa Rica

 

 

 

 

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Cove Church’s 2019 Big Give benefits children who, for one reason or another, face extraordinary challenges. Partner with us in supporting our Big Give recipients who are taking big risks to improve the lives of vulnerable children locally and globally.



 

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