We have sponsored 3 kids through Compassion International for several years. We let the kids pick a country and then tried to find a child similar in age. Mikayla writes to a girl her age in Guatemala,
Gus writes to a boy in Thailand the same age as him
And Owen writes to a boy with almost the same birthday as his in Bolivia
We dream of one day traveling to one or more of hese countries to meet our sponsored children in person, but for now we pray for them and think of them everyday. We wonder what their day is like and talk about what would be different and what would be the same as our day.
When Mary and Zeke (our two younger children) get a little older we will add two more Compassion kids to our family, so they can each write to a child too.
I was searching the Compassion website the other day and realized there is much more we can do to help Compassion International beyond sponsoring a child. There are other important programs like:
Leadership Development Program
Child Survival Program
And on Compassion Internationale's website you can read wonderful accounts of how God is working in the lives of the children we sponsor and also in the lives of the people sponsoring:
On Pastor's Story
How MercyMe's Bart Millard was inspired by his young son
20 years after being sponsored, a Thank you
There is also a wonderful Compassion Blog