At CCI we believe there is great strength in working with like-minded people who are passionate about empowering children to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Partners in Development share our love for children and deep commitment to providing children with greater opportunity.  With a wealth of experience in working for children around the world, our Partners in Development will bring the reality faced by children, and the difference sponsorship makes, to you and your group. CCI Partners in Development work closely with our Executive Director and are a large part of contributing to the work and vision of CCI.

Invite a CCI Partner in Development to your next group gathering to learn more about how you can be connected to a child today.


Our Partners

Martin and Susan Harder

In 1965, Martin and his wife Anne, began working in ministry by serving for 8 years at a church in Blumenfof, Saskatchewan.

From there, they followed the Lord’s calling to the community of Grassy Plains in central BC, where they served for 10 years. Their ministry there included preaching, teaching, starting and running a Christian School, as well as camp ministry.

Martin and Anne then served as field directors in home missions for 10 years. They recruited, trained and placed missionaries, and several Bible Camps were also started with the help of faithful local churches. Additional ministries included interim pastoral work in Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canmore, Alberta and Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, and sadly Anne was called to be home with the Lord and Martin was blessed to find Susan who had also lost her spouse and were recently married. We share in their joy of finding each other and in their commitment as a team to be a blessing to children in need.

Children’s ministry has always been a big part of Martin’s life and CCI has partnered with him since 2015.

We know Martin and Susan are passionate about their love for Jesus and for helping children living in poverty, to a better life through sponsorship.

Nicola Topsom

Partner in Development – Ontario