We have been involved with Compassion since 2008. We sponsored Ucok from Indonesia in March of 2008.
In 2009-2011 We became more involved and I became an Advocate. Our Alyssa sponsored her first child Jazzy Rain from the Philippines in 2011... isn't her name cool?
Then in 2012.... we sponsored Erik from Bolivia. We hear from Erik a lot.... and have learned all about his mom and sister. I think it is important to ask about their family. Erik is very open with us and tells us how to pray for them.
We also write to Neema (Tanzania our Dakota financially sponsors her) and Betlhem (Ethiopia).
Compassion is amazing. I am so thankful to be a part of it. It is part of our lives. THEY are part of our family.
Each time we receive a letter from one of our children it reminds us of how blessed we are. It has helped us/our children to think of others and to me it helps them to not be as selfish. Wyatt & Wesley write Erik and pray for him.
You can call Compassion and ask for bookmarks & posters of your child. We put these in our books and the boys have Erik on their wall. Lysa has her girls on her wall too. They are close to our hearts. We write every month (online) and every couple of months send stickers/pictures and a hand written letter.
Most of the above pictures are on my side bar. Every now and then we receive other pics. I love seeing them in different settings!
This is Erik with our letters! I just love it!
If you do not sponsor a child through Compassion it is an amazing experience. You can click on the link and see children that are waiting. You could pick from a certain country, your birthday, girl, boy, age.... ones that have been waiting the longest. With Compassion YOU are their only sponsor. It is a one/one relationship.
Thank you for letting me share. If you would like more information please feel free to email or comment!
If you do sponsor will you share the name and age of your child?
May the JOY of the Lord be yours!
Sponsor a child... change a life forever!