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One Child Soldier

One Child Soldier

Southeast Asia

Provide food, clothing, education, vocational training and a gospel-fostering environment for child soldiers rescued from the local rebel cartel forces.

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Nearly one million people in this region of southern East Asia are under the control of a Communist Rebel Army Cartel. Every village family is required to give some of their children to the army to keep their ranks filled. Seen as the least “valuable,” the youngest children are usually given to the army. From as early as five years old, these children grow up in army barracks and learn to live with the trauma of abandonment and situations of abuse arising from such conditions. 

    Jesus sees these children and wants to redeem them. But how can they ever be rescued and hear the gospel of Jesus? How will this region and culture be redeemed? There is a way! You can be part of God’s rescue plan for these children through your gift to the rescue center. Your gift will underwrite the salaries of local caregivers to staff the center and supply the basic needs of the children who arrive with nothing except the clothes on their backs. The rescue center with its loving staff helps these children to grow up in a Christ-honoring community, offering them new life through Jesus that would never have been possible otherwise.

  • Cultural Information:

    Children are exploited as they are taken from their families and forced to be soldiers as young as age 5. 

  • Geographic Information:

    Difficult to access Southeast Asia location.


Help rescue one child soldier:

  • $600/year provides basic care for 1 child - Clothing, shoes, food, healthcare
  • $420/year ($35/month) provides school tuition and books for 1 rescued child
  • $5000 provides higher education (technical, vocational, and university) for one rescued child soldier.
  • $25,000 provides 2 playgrounds for the child soldier rescue homes
  • $200,000 provides child soldier rescue home facility fencing/repairs/expansion

 Goal for 220 children

  • Basic care  – $132,000
  • Education – $92,400
  • Higher education fund (15 students) – $75,000
  • Playgrounds – $25,000
  • Housing facilities – $200,000


You can also donate by check

  • Write the check to IMB
  • Include project name on the memo line

Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230 

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1 – Pray for the health, perseverance, and vitality of the caretakers and teachers daily involved with these children.

2 – Pray for the gospel to be rooted deeply in the hearts of these children

3 – Pray for emotional healing from the trauma of their forced military service

4 – Pray for these children to become Godly leaders for change in this region

5 – Pray for these children to be highly educated for Godly change among their people

6 – Pray for these children to become the next generation of community and church leaders, evangelists, and pastors among their people.

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