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 been forgotten, neglected, abused and have no voice. After spending a week in El Salvador, in 2015, I returned home more certain that the ministry of Compassion is doing a good and effective work in communities around the world.
Compassion goes into impoverished countries and communities world-wide and partners with local churches that are already involved in children’s ministry. And this partnership is greatly changing entire communities.
I have listened to people, who all said similar things. They said, 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. The ministry of Compassion works. In Jesus name, by Jesus’ power, and for Jesus’ glory, lives are being changed and improved. Severely impoverished people are experiencing hope and the possibility of reaching their full potential.
Child Sponsorship is a one to one relationship with a specific child. If you sponsor one of these children, you will be that child’s only sponsor. For the purposes of sponsorship, that child will be yours, as you link arms with his or her parents, pastor, teachers. Just $38 a month is the financial investment in sponsorship. That financial investment provides tutoring, healthy snacks and meals, medical care, mentor-ship, vocational training. All of these things open the door for the understanding of the Gospel of Jesus 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. The parents are not alone in their fight against odds to raise healthy children into productive and fulfilling adulthood.
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.
These letters are important.
If you have questions about sponsorship, please feel free to comment or email me. If you would like to sponsor child, you can click the banner in the sidebar, or other links in this post. Boys and girls in 26 different countries between the ages of 3 and 22 are in need of people who will sponsor them and stand in the gap for that child.
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. Join us in this good and effective work. Thank you.
Grace and peace be yours