I am teaming up with Compassion International for the month of September as an advocate for children in poverty! Every week in September, I will be blogging on a topic they give me. After September, I will continue to be a Compassion blogger and be given new blogging assignments once or twice a month. I am honored to be able to write for Compassion, as I have a passion for doing all that I can to help break the cycle of poverty.
Taken from the Compassion website:
Compassion International, founded in 1952, exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries!
Sponsorship. Is. Awesome.
I have written posts in the past about our three children: Dominic from Kenya, Eyouel from Ethiopia, and Mugwaneza from Rwanda.
Past posts: Dominic and Eyouel Part 1
A Bible in his or her native language
Life skills training
But, most importantly, sponsorship provides children with a hope and a purpose. And extra love.
I write letters as often as I like to my children! I send coloring pages, pictures, and lots of stickers. And, I get letters and drawings back! It is a beautiful relationship. I pray for my children and their families and care centers daily. Compassion leads trips for sponsor families to meet their children--I hope to do this one day!
Will you do something for me?
Go to the Sponsor a Child page at Compassion and pray over the children. Pray for sponsorship, pray for them to know Jesus, pray for God to protect them.
Spend some time asking God to reveal His heart for the poor to you.
Sit down with your children to view the page and turn it into a learning opportunity about other children around the world.
Pray about sponsoring a child.
Let me know if you have any questions about Compassion or child sponsorship. I would be more than happy to talk to you! My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org .