Wittlebee, It's Not You, It's Me
D and I have wanted to sponsor a child for long time. We buy animals every Christmas through the Heifer program instead of giving each other Christmas presents and I have been sponsoring a woman in Afghanistan through Women for Women but we put off sponsoring a child until now. After talking with D about what we really need (and agreeing that we are truly blessed and need nothing), I went online and found this little girl on Compassion International's website. Can you see her name? She was one of the first children listed and we knew it was meant to be. Her name is Cielo. Coincidence? I don't think so.
Compassion International is world-wide program that allows you to pay for a child's education, school supplies, and a daily meal. So many orphans today are economic orphans- children whose families simply couldn't afford to feed them or give them what they felt the children needed or deserved. Both of my children were economic orphans. A program like this means that a child can stay with her family, in her birth culture, while ensuring that she gets enough to eat and an education. We are looking forward to getting letters and pictures from Cielo and hope to use this as an opportunity to teach our children about another way to serve others.
Christmas is coming. Are you thinking about presents yet? Instead of giving physical gift that can get broken, lost, or thrown away, consider sponsoring a child. Consider changing a life.