Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of the underdog. I have BIG FEELINGS when it comes to the underdog and I always want to see them come out on top.
Which is probably why I signed on to the Compassion International Release3 Campaign. Over the past month, I have committed to finding 3 sponsors for 3 children. Children who need to be released from the cycle of poverty.
I have already found 2 sponsors for 2 children! The children’s group at our church has sponsored Angeles from Peru. And a local family sponsored Pranav from India! I would ask you to prayerfully consider sponsoring the third child: Challa, from Ethiopia.
For $38 per month, your sponsorship provides:
- Medical checkups, which often save lives
- Nutritious food
- Health and hygiene training
- Educational assistance
- Access to special services like surgeries and disaster relief
- Mentoring to help children discover their incredible value as God’s children
Here are 5 reasons why I think you should consider sponsoring Challa:
#1. You WILL change his life. He simply does not have access to some of the things we may take for granted (see above list).
#2. Sponsoring a child will change YOU. You will receive blessings, and “thanks,” and pictures…and letters from the 15 year old boy (who you thought was still 5), telling you about his new ‘girlfriend.’ (Even sponsor parents worry about their teens.)
A generous man will himself be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9
#3. Warren Schmidt did it. And you should too. But maybe you’ll want to keep things… “light?” (Click on the youtube link below the picture to hear his letter to Ndugu.)
#4. You’ll explore a new culture! You will have regular correspondence with your child by exchanging letters. They make great pen pals for kids too!
#5. We have enough. And God calls us to share. Most of us are in the top 1% of earners in the world. And most of us drop $38 per month on stuff we don’t need: daily coffee, dining out, a new shirt…
So I’m on this quest to find a sponsor for Challa and I could use your help. On my way to Malawi, I flew through Ethiopia and I promise you, they are some of the most beautiful people. If you are interested in sponsoring this child, please contact me. If you already sponsor a child, THANK YOU! You’re an everyday hero. Maybe you’d consider sponsoring another? That would bump you up to Superhero status! Or maybe you’d consider sharing this post?
I’ll end with some words by Warren R. Schmidt:
“I know we’re all pretty small in the grand scheme of things. And I suppose the best thing you can hope for is to make some kind of difference. What kind of difference have I made?”