Readers of By Quiet Waters more than likely know that I advocate for children to be sponsored through Compassion International. It is part of the work that God has given me, to speak up for those who have no voice. After spending a week in El Salvador, I returned home more certain that the ministry of Compassion is doing a good and effective work in the communities around the world.
The people I saw and listened to people who all said similar things, that the project at the church is helping them in ways that no one else will or can. And each of them spoke of the love of Christ they observe in word and in deed. I will be writing more in the days to come about my specific experience in El Salvador, but for this post, please believe me. The ministry of Compassion works, lives are being changed and improved. Severely impoverished people are experiencing hope and the possibility of reaching their full potential.
Would you like to be a part of this work? Child Sponsorship is a one to one relationship with a specific child. If you sponsor one of these children, no one else will have the opportunity. For the purposes of sponsorship, that child will be yours. Just $38 a month is the financial investment in sponsorship. That financial investment provides tutoring, healthy snacks and meals, medical care, mentorship, vocational training, knowledge of the Gospel and discipleship in Christian living. Parents and guardians are also offered educational and occupational assistance. The churches where all this takes place is a safe haven for the children at risk for hunger, exploitation and/or forced entry into gangs. And the neighborhoods around these churches see a beacon of light.
Once a child is sponsored, you and the child have the opportunity to develop a relationship through letters and cards. Sponsors are asked to write to their children at least 3 times a year. I hope to encourage sponsors to write or send cards monthly or every other month. For many of these children our words of love and encouragement in the Faith are the only ones they hear outside their child development centers. The letters are very important! One more important relationship building opportunity exists as well. One can travel to the country of his or her sponsored child, and spend a few hours, with a translator and really connect.
If you have questions about sponsorship, please feel free to comment or email me. If you would to sponsor child, you can click the banner below. Boys and girls in 27 different countries between the ages of 3 and 22 are in need of people who will sponsor them and stand in the gap for him or her.
Children like these are waiting for the gift of a sponsor and the love that will be shared. Please consider adding a $38 a month financial investment and regular letter writing to your personal ministry and giving. Thank you.
Grace and peace be yours