Christian’s Story

With current UNICEF estimates claiming that more than 1.8 million children in the Philippines are abandoned or neglected, baby Christian’s story is a perfect example of how God’s love is being demonstrated through the people of The Salvation Army in a powerful way. Unable to provide for baby Christian due to poverty in their village, his family sought someone who could possibly provide a better life for their child. Christian was extremely malnourished and dismal when Major Linda Manhardt took it upon herself to try and “make that baby healthy and strong,” in her own words.. Their relationship reached a new peak when Major Mahardt was asked to foster Christian, eventually being presented with the option to adopt him. This touching story seeks to encourage others to be a blessing to those around them by doing something, even if that something is just one thing. Today, you can become apart of what God is doing in the lives of children by sponsoring a Salvation Army Children’s Home. Email child.sponsorship@usw.salvationarmy.org and be sure to spread the word by sharing this video with your friends and network. God bless you, and let’s change the world together! Full Video    #ShareChange