There are several things that I am passionate about in my life. There are two organizations in particular that I have invested my time and energy in because I feel so strongly about their mission. One is Operation Christmas Child. The other is Compassion. April 21st will be promoted as Compassion Sunday at our church.
Compassion is one of the highest rated charities around. When you sponsor a child through Compassion not only does the child benefit through educational assistance, health and hygiene education, and supplemental nutritious food, but the relationship that is built through letters and correspondence is priceless for the child….and the sponsor.
For years, child sponsorship was something that I thought would be a good idea, but there was always something causing me to wait. Thinking we needed to have a little more income or thinking that there were other things that demanded my money and resources first caused me to delay making that decision. In February 2008 I was following the stories of a group of bloggers who were in Uganda for Compassion. Their compelling stories caused me to start thinking seriously about sponsorship. God said to me that it was time to stop thinking and start doing!
I’ve had such great joy watching Mwajuma grow from a little 9 year old into a beautiful 14 year old young lady. Last year we added little Fai from Thailand to our sponsorship family. And just today, I was matched with Rosette from Uganda to serve as a corespondent sponsor. Rosette is sponsored, but due to circumstances that I do not have the details for, she needed someone that would commit to write to her and encourage her on a regular basis.
It is such an honor and privilege to invest my life into these 3 little girls from far places. One of the things God has taught me through sponsorship is that when I loosen my grip on my money and resources my hands are open and in a far better position to receive the blessings that He so wants to give. We don’t need as much as we think we do. When we treat our stuff like we should, as all belonging to God, it’s far easier to give away.
If you would like to know more about sponsoring a child through Compassion feel free to pop on over to a special page that I’ve set up for Compassion Sunday 2013. Or you can go directly to the Compassion website by clicking here.
Luke 12:48b “Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.”