Today I want to share with you the story of how I began to sponsor children through Compassion International. Ever since I can remember, my family has sponsored children. The first two were Edgar and Jennifer. I didn’t get to know them very well, but I liked to write them letters, and sometimes we would receive letters and artwork, especially from Edgar, talking about their lives. A few years later, my mom showed me and my sisters Compassion’s website and we chose to sponsor Brian and Lesbia. As I got older, I learned about the problems that people, especially children in poverty faced, I began to have a desire to do something about it. One of the major parts of Compassion’s sponsorship program is letter writing. It is a huge encouragement to children in poverty to know that there is someone who is praying for them and who cares for them.
As I got older, I began to have a desire to personally do something for children in poverty, so I got involved in Compassion’s correspondent sponsorship program. Sometimes, children in Compassion’s program will be financially sponsored by a company, or by a person who does not want, or is unable to write to them, Compassion finds people to fulfill the letter writing part of the sponsorship. Nenxy, in Honduras, and Charity in Uganda were my first two correspondent children. When Charity, lost her financial sponsor, I decided to take that responsibility. I now have five sponsored children, Nenxy, Charity, Elizabeth, Habib, Jane, and Jones. Sponsorship is an enormous blessing, not just to the sponsors. My sponsored children write me letters and want to build a relationship with me, not just benefit from my money. They tell me about their life, and ask about mine. They even tell me that they are praying for me. My sponsored children have become some of my dearest friends. Sponsorship has greatly enriched my life and has been an opportunity for me to do something about a problem in the world that I strongly desire to end. If you feel the same way, and want to consider sponsoring a child, please check out Compassion’s website here.
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