For the next 10 weeks, I will be doing a series of blog posts over Compassion International. I chose this nonprofit organization because I firmly believe in their mission and I am constantly amazed at what they do for their sponsors.
MISSION STATEMENT: “In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.”
“In a world where more than a billion children live on less than U.S.$2 per day, connecting one child with one sponsor is the most strategic way to end child poverty.”
Sponsoring a child includes almost all the basic necessities of life, such as:
- Ongoing Christian training
- Educational opportunities
- Treatment and training to maintain child health
- Development of self-confidence and social skills
- Key life skills and vocational programs
Also, Compassion International pays for postage for you to write monthly letters to your sponsored child- and if you wish to write more than just one, you can always send one to a translator through email.
Compassion International is doing amazing things for children all over the world, and the fact that $38 a month is enough to keep a child healthy and happy made it an easy decision for me to become a sponsor back in January of 2011.
My sponsored child, Vaati Munyoki, lives in Kenya. She enjoys jumprope, nursery schooland math, and her favorite thing to eat is rice and beans- these are all things she tells me in her letters. But what touches my heart the most when I get a letter from Vaati is how adamantly she tells me she prays for me each day. Vaati is only 10 years old, but she is a huge inspiration to my prayer life.
While I know Compassion International is making a huge difference for these children all over the world and building them up for the Lord, I can also personally attest that Compassion International is making a difference their sponsors.
Goodbye for Now!
First Photo By compassionbloggers.com
Second Photo by www.compassion.com/default.htm