“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14 (NIV)
I have fallen in love with Compassion. If you aren't familiar with it, it is a Christian child advocacy ministry. Right now, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 26 different countries. After reading their blog, and the blogs of the bloggers who are now in the Philippines on a Compassion mission trip, we recently sponsored our first child.
When I clicked on the "sponsor a child" link and began to browse through all of the children still waiting to be sponsored. I noticed some of the children, particularly boys, had small little red hearts on their pictures. This meant that these children had been waiting the longest for a sponsor.
After looking through all the children I found a little boy in the Dominican Republic. He was 9 years old. Born the same month, and the same year as Colt. He also had a little heart on his picture. I knew then he was the one. :) His name is Alberto.
To sponsor a child, it is only $38 a month. With that $38 a month the children Compassion serves receive, the opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus, regular Christian training, educational opportunities and help. They also receive health care, hygiene training and supplementary food if necessary; a caring and safe Christian environment to grow in self-confidence and social skills; personal attention, guidance and love.
I encourage you to visit Compassion and look into the eyes of these children. See if you can leave without falling in love.
Also please visit and follow the compassion bloggers in the Philippines.