Thursday, April 30, 2009

Compassion

Meet Anita. She's 6 years old and lives in India. She's the girl I just decided to sponsor through Compassion International. I've known about Compassion for a long time and thought that they are such a worthy cause, but have never made the sacrifice of a few of meals out a month to actually sponsor a child. The people who write two of the blogs that I read (Angie & Melissa) are currently in India on a Compassion bloggers trip. I've been reading their stories every day and am floored by the immense amount of need. Then, my friend Emily posted about the little girl that she decided to sponsor, and I could no longer supress the pull on my heart for these children. I may never go to India. I may never get to meet these children, but God has called us to care for the poor.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. … Defend the rights of the poor and needy." — Proverbs 31:8-9

I've also been thinking a lot about what this looks like in my every day life. I want to do something to make a difference for the poor and needy here in Dallas as well. I feel the Lord calling me to step out of my comfort zone and get involved in the lives of the people in the community that God has placed me in right now. I've found a couple of organizations that I'd be interested in getting involved with, but I'd be curious to know if anyone knows of something they are really passionate about.

4 comments:

Caryn said...

THAT'S AWSOME!! Compassion seems to be an incredible ministry. What a testimony to your faithfulness that you are following your hearts leading in obedience to God's word!

Laura said...

very nice! i keep meaning to sign up to sponsor a child, but i just haven't done it. hold me accountable to doing it sarah welch! ask me this weekend if i've done it yet!

emmysue said...

LOVE.IT. And so glad I had a tiny part in it! Love you heart, sweet friend.

Sarah said...

So great! I've been sponsoring a little girl from Rawanda for a few years now. It is a blessing to receive her letters and updates. I'm excited to hear about little Anita!!