This past Sunday we held our 3rd ever Compassion Sunday event at Hope Community. Our church numbers around 250 attenders and our people already sponsor around 50 children through Compassion. My goal going into the day was 2-fold. First, was to encourage those who already sponsor to deepen their relationship with their child through regular letter writing. The second was the opportunity for our newer members to have the chance to sponsor a child or possibly for some sponsors to add a child.
The entire service was geared around our partnership with Compassion. Several sponsors spoke on how sponsorship had affected them personally. Our pastor did a wonderful job preaching on the importance or serving the poor and marginalized. When the day was done 11 children had been sponsored. I could not have been happier!
We have a bulletin board at Hope that has all of the kids photos and locations on it. What fun to add 11 new faces!
Compassion sent me 25 sponsorship packets this year and that means I still have packets for 14 beautiful children who are still waiting for a sponsor. Sponsorship with Compassion costs $38/month.
It still remains as one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s amazing to me to see how one small decision to sponsor a child changed my life. It’s fun to how sponsorship starts to change other people and their perspective too. I will have packets for these 14 children until May 15th. If you would like more information about any of these precious kids or sponsorship through Compassion contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.