Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our Bigger World

I read this post today over at (in)courage about Compassion International. Our family began sponsoring two children through compassion almost two years ago. (You can read how our world expanded here.) It was one of the best decisions we ever made.

In this world of entitlement, it is so nice to have specific names to bring to our girls' minds when we talk about "those who have less than us". "Don't you realize that there are starving children in this world?" is not a comment I need to throw at my girls. Instead, I have real life stories that I can remind them of. "Remember how Johnson used the money we sent for his birthday to buy chickens so his family can have eggs to eat?" This certainly grabs my girls' attention a lot more than a generalized statement about strangers. We currently sponsor two children and it is my goal this year to add another child to that list. Three daughters and three sponsored children.

Our girls love to pray for our friends. They each have their own personal friend that they pray for and our youngest ends every prayer with "...and food and a Bible...Amen" because she has heard us pray for the needs of these children to be met as long as she can remember. It will be so exciting when she can choose her own friend to sponsor. Another goal of mine is to do better corresponding with these children we sponsor through Compassion.

If you are looking for a way to broaden your world, look into Compassion International. It will change your life...and a child in need's as well.

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