Boat Kids Club (BKC) Sponsorship

Boat Kids Club Bacoor Philippines; Kids who need a sponsor

For only $30 a month you can provide School, clothing, food, among other things for these precious kids in Bacoor Philippines.

If you would like a child assigned to you please click here 

Sponsor a BKC Kid

We are currently waiting on information for new kids who have joined the Boat Kids Club program. Check back later or contact the CRAM Worldwide office for more information on choosing a child to sponsor.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the CRAM Worldwide Office at 1-800-455-6476 or email info@cramwinc.org.

Children’s Stories

Aira Mae

Aira Mae

Name: Aira Mae Docos
Grade: 8
School: General Emilio Aquinaldo National High School
Siblings: 5
Ambition: To be a Surgeon

 

In the New Testament, Paul declares with confidence that God will allow him to endure anything while doing His will. Paul also says that if God is for us, who can be against us? These are reminders that as Christians we should not be afraid to do the task God has clearly given to us. This is true in the life of Aira Mae, thirteen years old, Grade 8 student at General Emilio Aguinaldo National High School.

Aira is the fourth child of Amparo (housewife) and Arturo (swimming pool maintenance man). She has five siblings. One day while playing with other kids, she was invited to listen to a CRAM Worldwide worker’s story. That day she heard about forgiveness and God’s grace. She remembered being so amazed that Jesus sacrificed His life for the sins of other people. She wanted her friends and family to learn about the love Jesus offers.

Aira Mae With Her Mother Amparo, a Sibling, and Missionary Kim

Aira Mae With Her Mother Amparo, a Sibling, and Missionary Kim

She started attending Sunday services, Bible Studies and activities at Torch Church. She believes that God will take care of her family. When Missionary Kim offered assistance during her dad’s sickness, she was still able to go to school.  She saw Jesus’s love and surrendered herself to the Lord and was baptized July 2018. According to her, it is one of the best decisions she has ever made. Torch Church helped her grow deeper and learn more about how to be a follower of Jesus.

During CRAM Worldwide’s memory verse contest, she recited 48 out of 50 verses and placed second. This was a huge achievement for her as a growing Christian.

She dreams of becoming a surgeon someday. She wants to minister to the sick and teach them about the Word of God. She knows that God heals the sick, not medicine alone.

Aira Mae Writing

Aira Mae Writing

When given the chance to speak in front of a crowd, she states that “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us”. She said that there are so many examples in the Bible about how God has helped the poor, the weak, the sick, the widow… so how much more will he help us who are able? She shared that we only need to accept God’s help for us.

One day at school, she saw that her classmate had some cuts on her wrist. She approached her and asked her what happened. Her classmate shared that she attempted to end her life. She told the girl that Jesus loves her and if she feels lonely, she can pray to Jesus. She read some parts of the Bible to her and prayed for her. With this experience, Aria realized that all her classmates need Jesus. She then shared Jesus’s love with two other classmates. She is praying that God will lead her to the classmates that need Him.

Aira is very happy and everyone can see the glow in her eyes and sense that she is “in love” with her Heavenly Father. Her life now is a living testimony of Philippians 4:13.

Jam David – CRAM Worldwide Philippines Photographer

 

Aira is very thankful for her sponsors Bruce and Beverly Stott from Tennessee


Lanica

Lanica

Name: Lanica Lopez
Age: 17
Grade: 9
School: Bacoor Nat’l. High School
Siblings: 12
Ambition: Wants to be a Teacher

Having a fisherman father means sleeping at night without him. He needs to go out and catch fish with a net when the moon is up and come home when the sun is rising. Her mother checks the catch and tries to sell them. If they get a good catch, they will have food on the table. Most of the time, everyone will share a very small fish. Lanica is this fisherman’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Grade 9. She is the second oldest of the 13. Their last baby is with her grandmother because her mom is not able to take care of him. One of her brothers has epilepsy. They are not able to provide for his medicine. He stays at home with another brother.

Lanica shares her story filled with love and hopes for all of her siblings. She has been part of Love church since Pastor Kim first came to the area. She loves singing and dancing. During Sundays, she makes sure that she is present to listen to the Word of God. She also attends Saturday Bible Studies. She learned that God loves her so much that He sent Jesus so she can go to heaven. She prays that her brother will be healed and that all of her family will be able to join her when she goes to meet God.

Lanica and One of Her Twelve Siblings

Lanica and One of Her Twelve Siblings

She was baptized after the Summer Camp in Maragondon the last year. She felt something has changed in her since that. She loves reading about Jesus and is excited to attend the Bible study where she learned how to pray. She listens to her teacher intently and tries to understand what God is telling her through the lessons.

She is thankful that even though they have many hard days, her family goes to church with her. She believes that God has a plan for her: she will finish school and become a teacher so she can introduce Jesus to other kids.

SangHo Kim, Lanica, her Mother and Two of the Twelve Siblings

SangHo Kim, Lanica, her Mother and Two of the Twelve Siblings

Like other kids in a huge family, she hates doing the dishes! She said, “Imagine having twelve other kids at home, that is a lot of dishes!” She would rather take care of her little brothers and sisters instead of doing dishes! She would read the Bible to them and pretend to teach them what she learned from Bible study.

She is thankful for Pastor Kim and his wife for taking care of them and making sure that they know how much God loves them. She is also grateful for the ministers that help them memorize Bible verses and learn new songs.

Lanica may sleep at night without her father but she knows her Heavenly Father is there to keep her safe.

Jam David – CRAM Worldwide Philippines Photographer

“I have enjoyed receiving letters from Lanica here lately.  It is an honor to think that I am helping her achieve her goals with schooling and to make her life more comfortable.  It is a great comfort to know that the children in this CRAM Worldwide program are being looked after and their needs met, regardless of what circumstances they may face.  Not all of us are called to be missionaries, but we can all help in some way or another, and this is one good way to do that.  God uses many people in many different ways to achieve his goals, and I am glad he has provided this way for me to be involved with his good work clear on the other side of the world.” – Linda Bryant from Kansas

 


 

Biencarlo

Biencarlo

Name: Biencarlo A. Ronda
Age: 8
Grade: 3
School: Maliksi Elementary School
Father: Malvin Ronda, Barber
Mother: Renalyn Ronda, Mother Leader
Siblings: 2 (Joy and Melyn)
Ambition: Wants to join the army

Truly, an eager beaver! The first time I got to meet Bien, I had to ask, “Where does all that energy come from?” His body just dances to the music – whatever it is. He is the center of attention in a crowd.

When Pastor Sang Ho introduced him to me, he caught my attention.  At that instant I could easily tell he was very special – a head-turner.  His story reminds me of David and Goliath – with David’s achieving a huge win despite his diminutive size compared to Goliath.  Bien may be the same.  He looks small for his age, but that doesn’t stop him from winning everyone’s hearts.

His favorite subject at school is Filipino – because it seems very easy for him (most Filipino students find this subject challenging).  He loves to write and read – especially the Bible.  During the school’s moving up ceremony last March, he received several awards:  Sunshine of the class, Eager beaver, and Best in Araling Panlipunan (Social Studies).

Biencarlo, his Sisters Joy and Melyn, and Mother Renalyn at VBS

Biencarlo, his Sisters Joy and Melyn, and Mother Renalyn at VBS

His favorite Bible story is when Jesus arose from the dead.  He told me with confidence, “When I die, I will go to heaven.”  He watches the show “Superbook” when it airs on weekends.  He can understand it because it is dubbed in the local dialect.  He invites the kids in the neighborhood to watch with him.  Sometimes his mom tells him that the kids will not fit in their house.

Bien dreams of joining the army when he grows up.  He wants to protect his family from the bad people around.  His father works at the jeepney stop, calling out passengers (a barker).  He wishes his father could stay home and spend more time with him and his sisters.  His mother is one of the mother leaders at Love Church.  Many years ago, she was working and leaving Bien and his sisters at home.  One day she got home and realized that the kids didn’t want to go to school.  They were playing with their friends instead of going to school.  It was clear that they had no good influence.  That is when she decided to stay at home to make sure there was someone looking after them.

Biencarlo Singing in Front of the Kids at VBS

Biencarlo Singing in Front of the Kids at VBS

In Bien and his sisters’ environment, it is a huge challenge to go against the flow.  Everyday there are people drinking, cursing, fighting – all the worldly scenes.  Love Church has been their firm assurance that there is still good in this world and that God loves them.  Bien’s mom is thankful that despite all the challenges and hindrances, Pastor Sang Ho stays, shows them compassion, and treats them as his family.  They know God loves them, because they see it in Pastor Sang Ho and his team.

Bien is just child one who has found hope in the Boat Kids Club.  Without it, he would have continued being part of the community seen around him – with no desire of dreaming and not knowing the love of Jesus.

Jam David – CRAM Worldwide Philippines Photographer

“My small donation goes a long way in schooling and food for a month. Receiving letters from Biencarlo, I know Biencarlo is very thankful.” – Shawn Smith from Florida