The bloggers from Compassion International’s March 4-10 trip to Kenya are preparing for the long trip home now. The experiences that have been shared have brought me both tears and smiles.
Our family has sponsored Guadalupe (Lupita), a five year old girl living in Honduras, for the past two years. On the surface, our sponsorship is a $38 a month donation to help provide for Guadalupe’s physical and spiritual needs.
In reality, it touches my family much deeper.
My kids pray for Guadalupe on a daily basis. Three of them have taken her picture and shared about her for their weekly presentations in our one-day-per-week homeschool classes. We mail her drawings and small gifts. When a new letter from Honduras arrives, we can’t wait to read it and see what pictures she has drawn for us.
Guadalupe looks like a Hispanic version of my own six-year-old daughter, which I think is one of the things that drew me to her when I first saw her picture on the Compassion website. I encourage you to visit their site. You may have an experience like mine, where you see a face and just know that he or she was meant to be your family’s sponsored child.
Our $38 monthly donation not only blessed Guadalupe, it blesses our family.
What does Compassion sponsorship include? Your tax-deductible contribution of $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based child sponsorship program that provides:
- Food and clean water
- Medical care
- Educational opportunities
- Important life-skills training
- Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.
For more about the Kenya trip, read Kristen from We are THAT Family’s Compassion Story (so far):