Friday, July 1, 2011

Compassion International

You may have noticed that I have put up a new picture/gadget/link thing on the left side of my blog page. It will direct you to Compassion International's website.

Sponsor a child online through Compassion's Christian child sponsorship ministry. Search for a child by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.

Compassion International is a Christian organization that goes into poverty-stricken countries and helps bring children out of that poverty through sponsorships and donations. The neat part about it is that it is all Christ-centered, child-focused, and church-based, meaning that Christ is in the center of the program and each child has the opportunity to hear the gospel in an age-appropriate fashion.

Nathan and I discussed sponsoring a child shortly after we were married: we have sponsored George for about a year and a half now.  George is from Kenya. When you first sign up, they send you all sorts of information about his country and what a typical day is like for George: what he plays, what work he has to do, what his family does. Plus: your child sends you mail! It is so sweet to see his precious pictures (he's four years old now, so can't fully write yet) and a translator writes a message from him to us. You can definitely write back as well!

 Picture of George!

It only costs $38/month, and that covers nutritious snacks and meals, educational opportunities, health and hygiene training, medical checkups, the caring embrace of a local church, and the message of God's love through Jesus Christ.

Isn't that amazing?! Only $38 takes care of ALLLLLLL of that. Sometimes as Americans, we take for granted all that has been given to us. The food we can easily purchase at a grocery store (that is also sanitary). Our public schools. The showers and bathtubs we have in our homes. Our comfy beds. AIR CONDITIONING. Medicines. Please please truly consider if you are being called to sponsor a child. It gives the child hope. It gives you the opportunity to change the child's future forever! All in the name of Christ :)

1 comment :

  1. Yeah, Compassion!! So great of you to advocate for them. George looks precious. It seriously is amazing how much amazing stuff Compassion can do for their kids with just a little bit of funding. We sponsored a little girl from Guatemala last summer, and have loved it. Isn't it so fun to see (and try to interpret, lol) the pictures they draw? And then our church has also started a church-wide partnership with Compassion, sponsoring 85 kids in Honduras, which has been neat to help with. We actually just had a letter-writing party at church last night, so it's been on my mind and then I saw your post - fun! Hope your summer is going well!


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