Sunday, April 17, 2011

Passion For Compassion

"He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours God" (Proverbs 14:31).

-pictures taken from visiting our Sponsor Child, Biruk in Ethiopia last fall -Biruk (our sponsor child)


Inspiring- that is how I would describe my day yesterday as I went with my daughter, Nicole to an Advocate Workshop for Compassion. http://www.compassion.ca/index.asp?linkid=99

It was inspiring to listen to personal stories of those who have been on Compassion trips. It was inspiring to glean from what other advocates do to promote Compassion. It was inspiring to listen to the guest artist sing. It was inspiring to sit and talk with the president and CEO of Compassion, Barry Slauenwhite. It was inspiring to be motivated by the amazing, dedicated workers of Compassion. It was inspiring to have personal ministry reflection time. It was inspiring to observe my 9 year old daughter soaking it all in and sharing her passion for Compassion.

We had the privilege of visiting our sponsor child last fall. It was truly a life changing experience. We were able to witness the benefits of our sponsorship to someone on the other side of the world!

How do you help child development through sponsorship?

"Together, you and the church are ensuring that the Gospel is shared, people are discipled, lives are changed, communities are transformed, and poverty finds its eternal solution. That the difference between hope and hopelessness is more than education, health care and social programs (which it also includes). The difference is Jesus."

Will you make that difference and help end poverty in the life of a child? Please sponsor a child through Compassion (or another child if you already sponsor a child)!!


Heather said...

Yes, this is inspiring! Love your photos.

elsie hiebert said...

What an amazing opportunity to visit your sponser kids.

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

What a great opportunity! One day I hope to take my daughter(s) to visit one of our nine Compassion kids, most likely our first ~ Precious from Ghana. My nine year old has such a passion for CI, just like her Mama, and I know she is destined for great things. She's always had such a giving heart! I loved your photos and reading your story!