Tag Archives: Jean Johnson

Children of Promise Introduces Webbs as New Directors-Elect

The Webbs

After an extensive and prayerful search, the board of directors of Children of Promise is pleased to announce the selection of Mike and Heather Webb as the next co-directors of Children of Promise, the child sponsorship ministry of the Church of God. As longtime Church of God missionaries to Africa and, most recently, regional coordinators for Global Strategy to Africa, the Webbs possess the heart, cross-cultural ministry experience, and gifts necessary to fill the vacancy left by Paul Maxfield when he retires on September 30. Continue reading

Children of Promise and the Role of Women

Romina Portillo and Marlene Viray

By Kirk Bookout

Children of Promise was founded with a heartfelt desire to help children among the poor of the world by meeting immediate needs, and by making a long-term impact. In doing this, other positive things have happened, and continue to happen, in powerful ways. One way we see this is in the role of women in many countries we serve. This is often reflected in societies that have not traditionally offered opportunities for women. Continue reading

Paul Maxfield Completes Tenth Year at Children of Promise, Envisions Next Ten

COP_Kids_eating_in_Murchison_Bay_Uganda_FORWEB

By Carl Stagner

Sponsorships have doubled since 2003. Countries of direct impact have jumped from just fourteen to twenty-seven. Two global conferences have brought together its leaders for training, encouragement, and support. In August 2003, Paul and Brenda Maxfield embarked on a journey that would forever change not only thousands of children’s lives but also their own. Ten years later, Paul Maxfield, executive director of Children of Promise, finds himself deeply thankful for the God-given opportunity to continually offer tangible expressions of the love of Christ to children around the world. Continue reading