Monday, June 25, 2007
Meet Our Sponsor Child
I am bursting with joy! Today We sponsored a young boy from Burkina Faso-Africa. He will be 7 on July 22.
Compassion is an international child development ministry, committed to releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name by linking one child to an individual sponsor and providing holistic care.
Through Compassion's one-on-one sponsorship ministry, hundreds of thousands of children on four continents around the world receive practical help, hope for the future, and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty they would otherwise be bound to. For $35 a month, my commitment will provide:
- Regular Christian Training
- Educational opportunities
- Treatment & training to maintain to maintain child health
- Development of self-confidence & social skills
- Key life skills & vocational programs
Their hope is that we will also pray for our sponsored child and share the gospel with him or her through our letter-writing correspondence. We act as missionaries to their sponsor child!
Devoted to evangelism and discipleship,Compassion is:
Each child has an opportunity to hear the gospel in an age- appropriate and culturally relevant way.
Engaging each child as a complete person, we treat children like we'd want our own children treated.
They partner with churches, parents,and communities- to teach, train, and mentor children.
At Compassion Canada, a minimum of 80% of all expenses are used on ministry activities, and less than 20% on fundraising and administrative costs.
Your package will come with a picture of your sponsor child, a write up about him or her, some info on the village the child lives in, a Q&A booklet, an easy to fill out form and an envelope. You can visit their website HERE and chose a child by age, gender or one that just touches your heart. The children on the site that have a heartY on their picture have been waiting a LONG time for someone to choose them and it is my own hearts desire that these children find the compassion they need.
I am so proud to say that we have a sponsor son in Africa, so now when anyone asks how many children we have I have the pleasure of saying THREE: One home with us, one we are patiently waiting for in China and one sponsor son in Africa!