It’s been awhile since I’ve posted in Journey of Helping. I have to be honest it’s been a challenge lately with the cold and snowy weather to get out of the house.
But deep down my heart hasn’t changed. I still desire to help in simple ways. Here’s a simple way that we’ve been helping for over the past 5 years. Some of you may have heard of Compassion International. Others of you may not.
Compassion International has a special place in my heart. It’s an organization that helps children in poverty all over the world. For just $38 a month you can give to a child that’s in a desperate place. Compassion is unique because it allows you to care for another child and know that they will hear the good news of Jesus Christ in the process.
The children aren’t just given a meal and sent away. Compassion works with them to address their social, spiritual and physical needs. Needs that currently aren’t being met by family, community or church. Currently over 1 million children have been sponsored so far. But wouldn’t it be awesome to know that every child in this world has his physical needs met?
That may sound like a huge goal. But each one of us could make a difference by just sponsoring one child.
Here’s our two sponsored children. Our sponsored child, Celio, is the age of my oldest son. The girl (Ebenezer) is the age of my daughter. Next, we would like to follow suite and get another boy the age of our youngest son. So they each have a ‘match’.
Our Compassion children write to us on a regular basis and it’s such a blessing to see what God has been doing in their lives. They share their hobbies, what they are learning in school and and anything else on their hearts.
Even though we can’t be with them we can make a huge impact.
3 Things Having a Sponsor Child Has Taught Me:
1 .You can make an impact on someone even if you can’t physically be with them.
We write to our children regularly. We also pray for them on a daily basis. The prayers of every person in our family lift them up to the Lord each day.
2. You’ll be every bit as blessed as the person you are helping.
It has blessed us immensely just knowing that there are children out there who are excited to hear from us.These children write us regularly to tell us that they are praying for us too. Giving to someone else helps us to forget our own burdens and turn to and care for others.
3. You may not be able to change the world but you can change something. This is a vital lesson to remember.
At times it may seem so overwhelming. There are so many needs. Child abuse, drug addicts, sexual abuse, homelessness, child poverty and the list goes on and on. But the important thing to remember is you have to start some where. One person makes a difference. Two people spark momentum. All of us working together ignite a fire to change the world!
What difference are you making? What stamp are you leaving behind?
Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Love and blessings,