Compassion Blog Month is almost over!! as of 9/27/12 2,574 children had been sponsored this month! That means there were 534 left to reach the goal for the month. We can do this!
Earlier this week we were finally able to have our family meeting about choosing our Compassion child. We decided on 3 criteria as a family-location, gender and age. The location we chose was the Dominican Republic. We chose the DR because both my oldest son and I have been on mission trips to the DR and we have a connection to the country. We chose to sponsor a boy because we have two boys. We chose to sponsor a teenager because both of my boys are teens and I have read a lot about how the teens are harder to find sponsors for.
Thursday I went to the Compassion Sponsorship website put in our parameters and 4 young men’s pictures and information popped up. I prayed as I read about each one, wishing I could sponsor them all. In the end I felt led to choose 17yo Aderlin. Aderlin’s birthday is next month and we are excited to begin corresponding with him!
This week’s blogging assignment is to write a letter, poem, or prayer from the perspective of a sponsored child. I chose to write a haiku.
God answered my prayer
A Christian family chose
To love and help me
I hope and pray that you will click the link above and prayerfully choose a child to sponsor and join us in helping children who live in poverty.