We recently added another little sweetie to our family through sponsorship. Take a look at this post on Give1Save1’s site… how could we see that face and NOT sponsor her? Doesn’t she just look like so much fun?! I am so very hopeful that whenever we travel to Ethiopia, we will be able to go and visit adorable Bethlehem.
So, I’ve said it again and again. But here is one really powerful reason WHY. Why we give each month to these precious ones…
See that sweet boy? That’s Alejandro. We sponsor him through Compassion International. He sent us this photo along with a beautiful note to say, “thank you.” He was thanking us for the money we sent for his recent birthday. Dave and I each skipped ONE lunch out and sent the money to Alejandro instead.
And, do you know what he did with that money? Let me have him tell you in his own words…
“With the money I bought a pair of sneakers, a t-shirt and a belt and also a cake to celebrate my birthday.”
Oh my heart. He is holding his precious new clothes and shoes in the photo for us to see a very tangible expression of our love for this child. There are no words. No words to possibly describe how much this boy has moved me.
We include Alejandro and Teboho and Bethlehem in our evening prayers with Ben & Nathan. They are on our hearts and we are so thankful for the opportunity to give of our abundant blessings to these little ones. We pray that our gifts are used to allow them to overcome the oppressive cycle of poverty and become a shining light in this world for Jesus. We pray that they will know His love and grace and goodness.
There are so many wonderful organizations that provide the opportunity to sponsor a child. Here are a few of our favorites:
Please prayerfully consider becoming a sponsor for a child in need.
Blessings to you all!