Compassion Sunday is coming up on April 21, 2013, this is a day that Compassions asks that you set up a table at your church to talk to people about Compassions and your experience and it was this day, 2 years ago that led us to the table set up at our church to find out more about this. (You don't have to wait until April 21, 2013 to sponsor a child, you can do this anytime.)
To go back for a second, I had read on a blog about a young woman who went on a mission trip with Compassion's Child and I didn't (honestly) think much of it; after all you see advertisements on TV of various groups to sponsor a child in a third world country all the time, but the same gal went again on another mission trip and for some reason it really tugged at my heart. As it happened that coming weekend our church had a table set up and someone there to tell about Compassion's Child and the child they sponsored.
We came home and I immediately went on the computer to look for a child to sponsor. It was overwhelming all the children out there that want a sponsor. How do I narrow this down???
Since we have three daughters we decided to go with a boy, so that narrowed the field down. BUT there were still so many in many countries and many different ages to choose from. We narrowed the field down further by choosing the Philippines, we chose this country because our son in-law is part Filipino. After looking at several boys, we chose, Kean. Kean looks (to us) so much like our son in-law did as a little boy that I was drawn to him.
This picture is the one I saw. This was two years ago. Kean is now 6 years old and loves Spider Man and Batman. He wants to be a policeman when he grows up and he has a little sister. Is he not adorable?
Anyhow, Compassions Child asks that you sponsor a child (hopefully) until they are at least 18 but nothing is set in stone that you are obligated especially if your financial situation changes. You can also choose an older child and then your obligation will not extend that many years. You can even have a relationship with that child that will extend beyond that if you so desire. Some people even look for mission trips to the country that their child lives in with hopes to meet them. Kean says in his letters he wants to meet Momma Cheri, me.
I could go on and on about Compassions but you can get more information and probably more questions answered by going to: http://www.compassion.com
We love getting letters from Kean and his mom. We love hearing about what he is doing in school, his family, and what he is learning about the Bible.
I hope you will consider sponsoring a child and/or post this on your blog. Let's spread the message.