I remember being about seven years old the first time I saw a commercial about impoverished children. I remember feeling so sad that they had to live through that, and very helpless at not being able to do anything to help. By the time I was eleven or twelve years old I had made a choice to be the adult that would do something about it. I carried that decision in my heart.
I couldn’t wait until I was in a financial decision to sponsor a child. February 2018, after a seven year season of losing it all, having to start over from scratch, going from a two parent, four child home to just me with the children, I was ready.
Now everyone who knows me personally knows that I am a total “Jesus Freak”, so when it came time to partner with an organization I knew I wanted it to be Christian based. So I prayed. I told God to show me where there was a difference being made.
One night at my church we had a guest speaker. He had been a sponsored child. He told us about Compassion International. How Compassion not only focused on the children’s financial, medical, & educational advancements, but their spirits were encouraged and uplifted by the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He was my living, breathing proof. So of course I partnered with Compassion International.
Meet Emmanuel, the cutest now five year old ever. It is such a blessing to be able to bless his life with a few dollars a month. The bigger blessing is watching my children get excited when we get new letters and telling them about the difference our partnership is making.
None of this would have been possible without the continued support of my clients. You all have made this possible and join in the outpouring of blessings that God has set aside for us. Sponsorship makes a difference and I’m just overjoyed to be able to make a tiny little difference.
I’m constantly thinking of ways to sponsor more children. Not yet, but soon!