I pass their faces I don’t know how many times a day. They’re held there on the door of our refrigerator, a cool box that holds more food at our fingertips than they probably see in a month.
That thought stings.
I put them there so I’d remember to pray for them, so I’d see them constantly and think of their needs, to remind me to pray for the things they lack–
We scratch out letters to them, and we pray for them and I dream about maybe meeting them someday. It’s a dream I don’t dare think about too much because I’m afraid to.
So I write to them, we pray for them, and when I hear my oldest pray, “God help them to love you with their whole heart” my momma heart quakes and rejoices in his heart-felt prayers for two kids he’s never met.
We pray for their health and safety, for God to provide for their needs and for their young hearts to be encouraged in their faith. We pray for their families to grow in Christ as they reap the benefits of the Compassion program.
God carries our words across all time and space and tucks them in His heart and moves according to His good purposes.
We’re making an effort to be more involved this year. We’re learning to be more intentional about our prayers, about our letters, about building the relationship with these two kids. Compassion isn’t just about meeting physical needs.
Compassion is about relationship. Compassion is about loving through words and actions, by His strength, for His glory.
Looking for resources to help with your Compassion letter writing? Need encouragement for how to stay engaged?
- Compassion’s Pinterest boards have some wonderful ideas
- Check out other Compassion bloggers sites for helpful and inspiring ways to stay engaged with your sponsored kids.
- Learn about different aspects of Compassion from other sponsors and advocates.
- Use these homeschooling resources with your kids to keep them involved–even if you don’t homeschool!
Not involved with Compassion yet?
- Use your words to speak out for these little ones. Join the Compassion bloggers.
- If you haven’t sponsored a child yet, perhaps’s today’s the day? Pray about it, be open to the possibility.
What tips do you have to help stay engaged with your Compassion sponsorship? Do tell!
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