Our Family Is Growing

ChildrenThese are my kids. I am blessed to have strong, healthy, happy children who have a warm home, food for their bellies, and a who receive wants along with needs. They do not know true hunger. They do not know true poverty … true poverty … not ‘I can’t afford cable TV and a cell phone, I need assistance’. That is not poverty, that is a subject for another day. I’m talking about the kind of poverty that pays little to nothing for a long, hard day’s physical labor. I’m talking about a meager meal, maybe once a day … for which you are extremely grateful. 

“And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say, ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied.'” ~ Luke 6:20-21 KJV

Heilen and MaicollThose are my children in the photo above. And these are the children I’ve never met.

They live in Honduras — one with parents and one without. One who draws lovely photos with crayons, one who suffers from epilepsy. One who attends school and learns to read and plays with her friends, and one who stays with foster parents and has a tutor. He can’t go to school because his head aches much of the time.

Their letters fill my heart with love and often, my eyes with tears. I want to help them, I want to help all of them — each and every face here … but I can’t. Together? Maybe. If we work together, we can help many, many more. October is ‘Release 3’ month at Compassion International. It’s a campaign — a challenge for Compassion sponsors, like my family, to encourage others to sponsor a child.

I have three packets in my hand — three children who desperately wait for a sponsor. With your $38 a month, a child will receive at least one healthy, filling meal per day. They will go to school and learn to read, write and most importantly, know God.  They will know that someone out in the great big world loves them, even though we’ve never met.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. ~ Luke 18:16 KJV

You won’t miss it. That $38 a month? It can be automatically withdrawn from your checking account. And you won’t miss it, I promise. It’s the greatest investment you can make with the most return. You may not see it, but trust me when I say you will feel it.

“Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.” ~ Luke 16:9 NLT

There are children waiting for safety and schooling and Jesus. Please, please consider sponsoring a child through Compassion. It means the world to these little ones and their families.  And it means the world to you and me and everyone else, too.

Please, if you don’t click on any other link in this post, click here to watch just one video. Consider adding a new member to your family.


Do you already sponsor a child? Would you like to … have questions … wonder how it works? I’m happy to answer questions, or direct you to the answers. Please leave a comment, below!




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