We all know about the organization Compassion International, but recently I’ve been considering them in a whole new light and hope you will too.
Growing up, my family sponsored a Compassion child. I took it upon myself to write her letters and can still remember snippets of what she wrote back to us. In one letter she informed our family that she used her birthday money to buy a coat for an elderly woman in her village. As a child, I wondered why. As an adult, I marvel at her generosity.
Later in life and my ex-husband and I sponsored a child. We had the money automatically withdrawn from our account. I didn’t correspond or pray for her very often. When Compassion lost access to her country, finances weren’t very good, so we didn’t take another child.
That is, until recently. A few months back I learned about how one family rejoiced and danced for days upon learning a sponsor had been found for their child. The thought gave me pause. I mean, how often are we given such a great opportunity to bless someone else?
Furthermore I learned that the letters were what the child considered to be the greatest treasure. Those letters restored the child’s view of his worth.
Suddenly I wanted another chance. Times are tough and many of us are facing uncertainty. Yet how amazing is it that we have it in our power to deliver someone else from that same sickening fear.
Last month, I became a sponsor and am determined to do better this time.
So here’s my challenge if you want to join me.
If you have a Compassion Child, will you take time today to write them and pray for them? No message is worse than being told you don’t matter. Let’s counter that message.
If you’re not sponsoring a child, will you click on the link below and tour the site? Who knows, perhaps God has an incredible plan waiting for you and someone else.
Photo by Joshua MacLeod, Watermelon Ministries