Monday, July 28, 2008

Join Me in Making a Difference!

Tony Campolo challenged me to sponsor a child in a third world country through Compassion International. Simply put, if Roy and I are not willing to do this simple, inexpensive ministry, should we even consider something else? This is step one, folks!

Will you keep reading?

Just $32 per month connects you with a child in a loving relationship that will change his or her life -- and yours!
~Exchange letters, photos, prayers.
~Become a friend.
~Provide opportunities for education, health and personal development.
~Most important, your child will learn about Jesus in a church-based program in his or her neighborhood.

The child sponsored through Compassion will receive opportunities and services that most of the world's poorest children will simply never see. These opportunities and services include the following:
*The opportunity to receive an education: In some cases, this means providing the cost of school fees, clothing and supplies. In other cases, it means providing tutoring, help with homework, encouragement and, if necessary, participation in a literacy program outside the classroom. Your Compassion sponsorship will allow one special child to stay in school longer if formal schooling is an option and get the most out of his or her education.
*The opportunity to be healthy: The health of the child you sponsor will be monitored and care will be provided as needed. Children are taught about hygiene and how to maintain personal health. In addition, and according to their needs, many Compassion children receive supplementary food.
*The opportunity to develop self-confidence and social skills: The child you support will be part of a church-based program where Christian adults offer love, guidance, personal attention, guided recreation and safety.
*The opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus: Most important, your Compassion sponsorship provides the child you sponsor with regular Bible training and encouragement through a local church committed to Christ and the children in its community.

So, I want to challenge you. Will you consider making a difference in the life of a child today? Yes, we can help people here but for a mere $32/month, just LOOK at the difference one person can make it someone's life.

I put my money where my mouth is. Our family has committed to sponsoring a child through Compassion Internationa. Are you already doing this? Will you? Tell me about it! What might hold you back? What fears may prevent you from taking this step? Or, are you ready and just needed the information? Tell me! I really do want to know.

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