Compassion International. Now I'm reading the blogs of 2 other people on the same trip. I can't get enough. The stories and photos are beautiful and full of joy and hope. You must visit the links below.
Our family sponsors 3 children through Compassion. Three years ago there was a ministry fair at our church and we stopped by the Compassion booth. We had our children pick out a picture of a child who needed a sponsor. They were interested and we thought it would be a good experience to have our children write to them. We knew that this was a good thing to do and that we would be blessing a family in less fortunate circumstances. We have dutifully sent our monthly checks and several times a year we write letters and the kids color a picture and send a sheet of stickers to their child. We include their names in our prayers around the dinner table. And yet, it was not that personal.
Until I read these:
This Is Reverb » The day of spiritual jealousy…
In the Shoes that Share « Jonesbones5
We Are THAT Family: Day 3: Why I'm in Kenya
Thanks to these lovely writers who have changed my ideas about what it means to sponsor a child.