A few months ago, I heard about a group of bloggers who were traveling to Uganda to raise awareness of Compassion International. I was interested…I had never heard of such a thing before. Being a blogger, my interest was especially piqued. I read the blogs of the people, saw the happy faces of the kids and I was hooked.
So, I visited the Compassion website and tried to decide what kid to adopt. I knew that I wanted to sponsor a kid from Uganda. I saw that there were a bunch of kids who were waiting more than six months to be sponsored. I looked through pages and pages of kids, and found Peter. He is the same age as my oldest nephew, and his birthday is the day before mine. I fell in love. You can do the same.
Sponsoring Peter has been one of the most humbling experiences of my life. Humbling? How does that make sense? I receive letters from Peter pretty frequently, and I send him letters. I’ve scanned on and posted it below so that you can check it out. In one letter, he said that he had prayed for me, and had a scripture to give me. I thought, “Are you kidding me? This kid, who lives in a third world country, whose country is ravaged by unrest, poverty and disease, takes the time to pray for me?” Let me tell you something. His letter arrived on the day I needed it most. The scripture hit me between my eyes.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Haiti has been utterly devastated by this hurricane season…Gustav, Ike, a few hurricane I can’t remember…have caused wide-spread flooding. Coincidentally, Compassion works in Haiti. If you visit the Compassion website you can search by country…
Just take the time to consider how great the impact of a few dollars a month can be. Who knows? Maybe the child you sponsor will find the cure for AIDS, for cancer, for the common cold. Just sayin…
Please, take the time to make a difference in a kids life. There are kids all over the world who are dying, literally, because they are hungry, don’t have clean drinking water, don’t have someone with a little bit of compassion to help them out.
If you make the decision to sponsor a kid, please let me know. Leave me a comment. Shoot me an email. If you’ve sponsored a kid already, tell me (and my readers) about your experience.