Sunday, May 27, 2012

On My Heart Lately

As of lately, it has been on my heart to share about Compassion International. I have shared about this wonderful ministry before, but it doesn't hurt to mention it again :) It is a Christian organization who gives sponsorships to children all over the world. For $38/month, you can benefit a child spiritually, economically, socially, and physically.

From their website:
"When you sponsor a child with Compassion, you change a child’s life — forever! Your support changes every aspect of your sponsored child’s life. Children in Compassion’s program have the opportunity to thrive spiritually, economically, socially and physically. Compassion is committed to helping children in desperate need grow into fulfilled, Christian adults.

When you sponsor a child with Compassion, you help shatter the cycle of poverty. You change the world — one child at a time. Compassion’s long-term holistic approach, along with your encouraging letters, will give your child hope and a new beginning.
You can release a child from poverty in Jesus’ name.

More than 22,000 children younger than 5 die from poverty-related causes that often are preventable and treatable. You can help turn these numbers around. Your $38 monthly sponsorship helps provide your child with life-changing benefits that include:
  • nutritious snacks or meals
  • educational opportunities
  • health and hygiene training
  • medical checkups
  • the caring embrace of a local church
  • the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ."

Nate and I knew we wanted to sponsor a child when we first got married. We have sponsored George (he is now 5, from Kenya) for about two years and it is truly a blessing.

Photo of George when we first sponsored him: age 3

Receiving mail from George is so exciting: knowing that he took the time to draw us a picture and talk with his translator to write us mail. And the contribution is minimal: $38 is easily a new shirt/new pair of shoes/date night that can be sacrificed to sponsor a child. We can give a child spiritual, economical, social, and physical support in exchange for simple luxuries that we can so often take for granted.

Please, please think over if you are being called to sponsor a child. It truly is a blessing and helping a child over buying a new shoes or going on a date night out once in a while? I think it's totally worth it.

For more information, head to their website:

***I wasn't paid to write this post: it has just been on my heart lately to share this opportunity.

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