By now you probably know that we sponsor a child through Compassion International. We started this as a way for our boys to give back with their allowance and be able to help someone at the same time. Why Compassion? I felt like they were really trying to change the world, one child at a time. And it’s just not when they are a child. It changes their life forever. When we decided on this, we went to their sponsorship page where we were able to select the child we wanted to sponsor. Since giving to Compassion was I think Zach’s pick, we let him pick the child and we were able to pick someone close to his age.
Our child writes letters and draws pictures and sends to us every so often. This lets the boys know how he is doing and what the living conditions they are living in. We can see the differences we are making in his life. We sent an extra donation for his birthday and he sent us a letter back letting us know what he was able to get, extra clothes for school and play. The boys are also allowed to send him letters. Letting him know that they are praying for him by name and letting him know what they are doing.
What does the money go towards you ask? Glad you did. Here is a small list from the Compassion website:
- nutritious snacks or meals
- educational opportunities
- health and hygiene training
- medical checkups
- the caring embrace of a local church
- the message of God’s love through Jesus Christ.
Please consider sponsoring a child today. I know not everyone can. Even if you can’t, please go find a child and pray for them. Just go here and look through the children that need to be sponsored and pick one and pray for them.
Oh and want to see the impact you can have on a child? Watch the video below.