In 2016, we embarked on a 10 year community partnership with Tabitha Ministry in Guatemala city. We pioneered this partnership as the first school with Children’s HopeChest. We seek to not only teach our students the importance of giving and going, but also seek to get them prayerfully and creatively involved in advancing God’s Kingdom locally and globally.
The University School is the first school to ever join a long-term community to community partnership through Children’s HopeChest. Through this partnership, USCO is committed to walk alongside Tabitha Ministry as they move through the Survive to Thrive to Succeed phases of development. This partnership consists of the following components, all covered in prayer and the grace and hope of Jesus Christ:
- Child sponsorships
- Annual trips
- Development projects
These are the primary ways we support Tabitha Ministry.
Many current families and graduate families sponsor children at Tabitha. This sponsorship provides an avenue for encouragement through writing letters and sending family pictures. The money from this monthly sponsorship provides breakfast and lunch for the children, school supplies, and supports Children’s HopeChest staff as they give of themselves to serve these children.
Every year, since the partnership began, we take a group of students to visit and serve the children in Tabitha. Every year, we are amazed how a week with these kids transforms both ministries. It is incredible to see the power of God at work in this community and His love for the children and the poor displayed as we partner with Tabitha.
Meeting physical needs supports the gospel message. With Children’s HopeChest, we assist Tabitha in moving towards sustainable projects, income, and ministry.