There are many ways you can become involved with Children's Circle Mission. From host families and doctors, to prayer partners and donors ... there is a place for you! Prayerfully consider if God is prompting you to take action with this ministry. CCM brings children to the United States, with all expenses paid by CCM. This includes their visa, passport, in-country expenses, and air fares. Every effort is made to get the doctors and hospitals to write off their expenses. The children stay with a host family during their time here.
Host families accept the child into their home as one of their own. The child is included in all family outings, activities and special events.These unpaid servants are responsible for scheduling doctor and hospital appointments, and making sure the child gets to all those appointments.
No special training is required ... just your God-given abilities to care for hurting children. Potential host families must pass the necessary background checks and home inspection.
Duration of the child's stay is dependent upon the individual case and the time needed to perform surgery or treatment. The average time for a child to be here in the States is six to nine months.
We desire to partner with our region's children's hospitals who have a heart to help kids from third-world countries that don't have access to our level of expertise and care in the medical field. With our hospital's compassion and community outreach efforts, we can help heal hurting children and their families.
Current partner hospitals include: DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI; Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Holland Hospital, Holland, MI; Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI; Zeeland Community Hospital, Zeeland, MI.
While hospitals give us the facilities, equipment and staff for the operations, we also rely on individual doctors to donate their expertise and service to help the children. It is only with the collaboration of the hospitals and doctors that we are able to provide the children treatment for little to no cost.
Please consider offering your services in-kind at least once this year. You won't regret it! Fill out the Doctor Application form.
Let's face it - there are a lot of expenses involved with bringing kids from other countries here. From visas and airfare to prescriptions and hospital fees, every penny makes a difference.
No matter how much you give, it can be used by God to help children. All donations are tax-deductible. You can give a one-time donation or become a partner with us and schedule a reoccuring donation. Won't you prayerfully consider if God is prompting you to help us in our global outreach mission?
Miracles can happen when God's people petition him with prayers. Would you consider praying for CCM on a regular basis? If so, we'd like to hear from you - how you will pray and when.
Other Ways to Support CCM
Sign up for Meijer Community Rewards Program at: http://www.meijer.com/rewards Code: 979033
Help by Donating Frequent Flyer Miles, Bottle Return Slips, Hosting a Ladies Coffee, Bake Sale, Auction, or other Fundraising Event