Sunday, June 24, 2012

Compassion International

In my previous post I mentioned how my sister and I are going to Colombia to visit our compassion children sometime this fall.  Daddy gave me the idea to write a little bit more about Compassion International.

My little girl, Jennifer!
Founded in 1952, Compassion gives Christians an opportunity to tangibly effect the lives of young children in poorer countries who do not have the privileges of education and religion as we do, through a small monthly fee.  This fee pays for the child's education, health-care needs, and assists them in rising above poverty and being effective for the Kingdom.  You have the ability to write letters to them and encourage them in their studies and their walk with the Lord.  Unlike other such organizations, Compassion is distinct in it's Christian approach to everything and encourages you to pray not only for you child but also for his/her country.  They frequently send updates in the mail regarding your child and the country he/she lives.  These updates will open your eyes to the world they live in and the small way in which you are helping them to be overcomers, regardless of their circumstances.

Jennifer is 10 years old as of April 7th and I have been writing to her for the past 3-4 years.  I can't wait to know more about her in person; her personality, the way she receives love, and the way she shows love.

We have participated in Compassion International for over 10 years and have been exceedingly blessed by the relationships we have made with our "children".  Kimber and I look forward to actually visiting them in person and experiencing their world.  If you would, please pray for safety and that God would use us to encourage and bless them.  Also, that we would learn from this new experience.

I highly recommend for you to check it out!  Please go HERE!!  

May the Lord bless you all this week!
Learning to delight in Jesus,

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