Here is a story from Rwanda, about sponsorship and friendship. Like he says in the video, sponsorship affects the sponsor as well as the child.
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)
Here is another compelling visit of a Compassion sponsor — Nick Vujicic. In this film he visits a child in Colombia (not his own sponsored child, but one with a story of hardship). You will not soon forget this video!
Here is another featured Compassion sponsor — Jon Bauer. He’s a musician who enjoys supporting a child in El Salvador. Take a look at his visit with his child:
This week I’m featuring Compassion sponsors. These people are making a huge difference in the life of a child. You can too! Click here to sponsor a child! Here is Jared Hall, Illusionist!
We didn’t see a lot of dogs in Africa, but I have a few to show you from our trip to Kenya. We did see a lot of other animals, besides the ones on safari.
And we saw these dogs; aren’t they cute?
Here are some of the signs we saw near two of Compassion’s Child Development Centers in Kenya.