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El Salvador child sponsorship update

We’re grateful to the many Northbrook families that faithfully sponsor children through our global partners in El Salvador, Ghana, and India. Watch these videos to hear the words of children as they share what their Northbrook sponsor means to them. Pastor Agustin from the local church in Cacaopera, El Salvador, shares his heart about the transformation that has taken place in the community through Northbrook’s partnership.  

hygiene kits for kenya

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Northbrook’s Threads of Hope ministry is always prepared with a supply of high quality, reusable hygiene kits so we can respond to needs around the world. When an opportunity arose to send kits to women living in Kibera slum, outside of Nairobi, Kenya, we were ready!  Two suitcases of kits were taken to Michigan and carried by our partner, International Needs, to Kenya. Kibera slum is the largest urban slum in Africa. Hundreds of thousands of people live there, many earning less than $1.00 per day.  These kits provide a healthier option for self-care, dignity, improved opportunity for education, and the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.

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“Thank you so much for helping me. I can now relax since I am taken care of” – The words of a young girl upon receiving her hygiene kit.

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Northbrook's Global Partners


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Since 1974, the central aim of International Needs has been to win people to Christ.

They dig wells, build schools, and sponsor kids so they can go to school and get a hot meal each day—all for the central purpose of transforming lives and reaching communities for Jesus Christ.

Northbrook Church is a key partner in ministry. We have supported medical teams and clinics, built a church pavilion and six-classroom school, and helped hundreds through child sponsorship and children’s outreach programs.  Relationship building and teaching continue with our partner, International Needs Ghana, in creative ways!


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Indian Church Dedication


God’s work in India is reflected through a relationship that exists to give everyone an opportunity to hear, understand and respond to the gospel and be discipled into communities of believers, within their own context, so that Christ is radiated in everything they do. This is accomplished through the training of indigenous leaders, planting of churches, relief and rehabilitation efforts, and the education of women and children to transform lives across the nation of India and beyond. 

Compassion international

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Compassion International uses a holistic child development model through local churches around the world to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.  This is done by blending spiritual, physical, social and economic care that benefits the children, their family and communities.  Northbrook has a relationship with Compassion in El Salvador, particularly in the northeast community of Cacaopera, where many children are sponsored by Northbrook families. 

Compassion international El Salvador

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Northbrook Church is partnering with Compassion International to help babies in El Salvador survive and have the best opportunity to reach their God-given potential in life. Your support is helping sustain Survival programming at the Niños de la Nueva Jerusalén Student Center and the Corderitos de Jesús Student Center, in Morazon, El Salvador. Together, these two Survival centers currently serve 30 babies and their caregivers, thanks to you.

Read more of Compassion International's post specific to Northbrook HERE





Lee Heyward founded BrookLink in 2008 as a global organization that equips local church leaders who minister in under-served areas of the world. BrookLink's mission is to help national church leaders to fulfill their role in expanding God’s kingdom in their homeland. Lee has devoted his life to fulfilling this mission, which has now expanded to include churches in the USA.

Supported Missionaries




Through your gifts, Northbrook is able to contribute to the support of nearly thirty local and global missionaries, ministry initiatives, and international partners. 

This page highlights a few of them.  Some are not included for security reasons.

Practical ways to support global efforts

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Threads of Hope


A Northbrook ministry of women and teen girls who sew, assemble, and pray over hygiene kits for at-risk girls and young women living in poverty around the world. These kits offer dignity, hope, and improved access to education. No sewing experience required!  For the date of the next gathering or if you have questions contact Donna HERE

child sponsorship


Sponsor an at-risk child in India, Ghana or El Salvador. Make a difference by helping to provide medical, educational, and personal care for a child in Jesus' name.

Sponsorship information can be found on these web sites:

The Northbrook missions budget is separate from the general budget and is solely supported by your faithful giving to the Missions Fund. 

Give online here and designate your gift to Missions,  or 

Indicate Missions on your offering envelope and drop it in an offering box in the lobby at a weekend worship gathering.

Mission Grant request Form

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