For several years I have been wanting to make the world a better a place… sounds like a Girl Scout motto.
It is, but more than making things green and sustainable, I want to make a difference, grow in faith, and reach the lost for Christ. How could one little person attain this when I am busy with raising my own little world changers and keeping my home and volunteer hours in order?
Over the years I have volunteered in the Awana program, lead the very best Girl Scout troop, fed the homeless, clothed the needy, gave money to different ministries, walked for babies, spoke out for babies, led Bible studies, discipled children, organized Vacation Bible School, ran a homeschool group, volunteered in military spouse support groups, and I try to blog and gain ground in encouraging people in their faith. Sometimes I wear many hats at once, and sometimes I am only called to wear the ones of wife and mother, and that’s okay.
Last summer we were in a waiting period. We were waiting to hear about military orders, waiting to hear about some life changing health issues with my daughter, and waiting to hear if we would be able to go on a missions trip. I wanted to move and shake and I was stuck waiting… and then it was Compassion Sunday.
My fellow church-goers, you know all about Compassion Sunday when the sad eyes suck you in and you want to sponsor whole far off villages. It is true. You caught me. I wanted to sponsor every child who shared a birthday month with my own children. I wanted to sponsor all of the older children waiting for families. I wanted to sponsor all of the special needs children and love on their whole families. If money wasn’t an issue, dozens of children’s pictures would hang on the wall next to my own children. Instead, we have just one.
Worrachai is the sweetest seven year old from Thailand. He recently wrote to us that he overcame his fear of the dentist and had an excellent checkout. He also thanked us for a birthday gift that we sent in February and drew us one of his awesome pictures. We pray for him, his family, his village and his local Compassion Project.
My children send him pictures as well. Being that he’s young, he sometimes acknowledges this exchange of artistic creativity, and other times he just likes tell us about the dentist or songs he likes to sing. It is such a wonderful blessing to see him grow in such a short time and to be able to pray for him.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
Proverbs 31:8-9, NIV
I would like you to consider sponsoring a Compassion Child from around the globe. Step out of your comfort zone and provide an opportunity to a child or two to grow in their walk with the Lord, for their schooling, and for other family needs.
Please check out this link or click on the picture of Worrachai. It will take you to a page where you can learn about Compassion and see many of the children in need of sponsorship. You can even find a child that shares your birthday.
Over the next week I will be sharing several compassion stories with you. While you read through them, I encourage to pray and consider sponsorship and to be in prayer for this ministry.
Here’s another inspiring Compassion story: Ecuador.
Click here to learn about children in need of sponsorship: Unsponsored Children
The Compassion community of bloggers have set a goal for the month of June to have just 50 children sponsored before the end of the month. For updates on our goals and project, please subscribe and let me know who you sponsored.