Here are some of the best recent blog posts from Compassion. These specifically mention letter-writing, a crucial component of child sponsorship.
Compassion’s ministry is helping thousands of mothers, especially young ones, to learn now to care for their new babies. They’re providing resources, education and supplies that make it possible, literally, for the babies to survive. This is a really sweet and compelling video you don’t want to miss:
Here’s a great new video from Compassion highlighting the importance of sponsor letters. Do you ever get goofy statements from your sponsored child that are hard to understand? This video might help you understand why some words get “Lost in Translation.”
In addition to hurricanes and fires this has been a summer of huge devastation in many third world countries. Please continue praying for India, Nepal and Pakistan. This affects more than 16 million children. Imagine that! They really need our prayers and support. I’ve been especially concerned for two boys I’ve previously corresponded with in India through Compassion’s ministry–Joseph and Subhah. I’ve been equally concerned for Muuo, the young man I met in Kenya. I’ve recently heard that his area has been facing a drought and has tried to plant three times, only to fail each time.
In addition, nearly every month we hear about flooding in our partner countries:
There is one link to give to all these needs — here!
How do I know God is real? It simple: I’ve experienced Him in amazing ways. Today’s example is pretty zany and funny. I was in the Dominican Republic with my friend, Mindy, to introduce her to her sponsored child (I had already met him on a previous trip, and Mindy had become his sponsor). We were headed to the Haitian border the next day but on this particular day we were returning from a trip by van into the country. During a rest stop I went to get back on the bus, not knowing that they were hosing it down on the opposite side. With a great whoosh! all the mud, grease and grime came flying up from under the van and splattered all over my khaki pants. They were blackened from the grease and mud.
In the morning, after my shower, I said to Mindy, “I’m going to wear the same pants that got splattered yesterday, because I’ll just get them dirty again today,” and put them on. She said, “Those aren’t the same pants; they’re perfectly clean.” I looked down and she was right. She didn’t believe they were the same pants, and we argued while I let her look through my luggage because I didn’t have any other khakis. But they were now spotless. She exclaimed, “Jesus did the laundry while we were sleeping!” Now, I know that seems ridiculous, but think about it: as we discussed, we were heading to child development centers to visit precious Compassion kids near the Haitian border. Perhaps it was important that we appear clean and spotless, representing our Lord, and also give honor to the children, by giving them our best. That was the only reason we could think of for the little “miracle” that day. Our God is real! But the next story is going to be amazing–watch for it on Friday!
For previous posts in my “God is Real” series, click below:
God is Real–Part Three (a hurtful e-mail)
God is Real–Part Four (pain)