Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI) knows that the best place for a child is in a loving family. But making sure that children are in families is a multifaceted undertaking. That is why CERI focuses its work on four pillars of ministry: children, family, community and system.
CERI executes these ministries by supporting foster care, transitional living, anti-trafficking, trauma and loss recovery, and mission trips. They also work to educate communities and influence policies so that governments can make decisions that are in the best interest of the child.
“Our motivation for doing this work comes from the Christian faith, a deep belief that God created family and that the best way to raise a child is in a family,” said CERI Executive Director Connie Belciug. “We would love for our church partners to know that each of us has a responsibility in advancing the cause of the orphans and widows, and we are so thankful for their support in our work in South Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.”
When our church gives through the Cooperative Program, funds help CERI educate national and community leaders about how to make systematic decisions that will help keep children in families and out of institutions.
Please join us in prayer for CERI and those with whom they work to help orphan children around the world.