We have a sponsor child. Well, technically Dave has one. Dave started his child sponsorship with Compassion before we were married, so now I have just claimed him to!
We sponsor a little boy from Peru named Emerson. He’s cute!
I can’t even begin to explain what Compassion do and the role they play in improving not just children’s, but whole communities lives.
They are an incredible Christ-centred organisation having a global impact by partnering with local churches.
Have you ever felt like you wanted to do something, but the need in the world just seems so overwhelming? Or like you just don’t know where to start to make a difference? Or maybe even like you have nothing really to offer?
That is why I chose to add their button to the blog sidebar today.
How amazing is it that we can all be a part of something that God is doing globally!
How, you might ask?
Easy. Simply choose to sponsor a child. For a small amount of money in our currency a child can have opportunities they would previously only have dreamed about.
If you yourself are struggling financially, but desperately want to be a part of what God is doing, guess what… you can!
Even a one off donation can be pooled together with other donations to be used to create big changes and have lifelong impacts!
Matthew 25:31-45 (New International Version)
The Sheep and the Goats
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
How amazing that by partnering with organisations like Compassion we can be giving to people all over the world, people that it would otherwise be impossible for us to reach on our own!
To Him be the Glory!