Remembering the Least of These

I’ve mentioned before that at times, the state of the world can really bring me down. It seems that the best remedy for feeling downtrodden is to turn to a source of hope. For me, that source of hope is Jesus. He insisted on the importance of bringing light into this dark world. One of the ways that God has brought hope and light into my life is through the organization “Compassion International.”

I have been sponsoring Noyon Roy from Bangladesh for 6 years. It has been such a joy to receive letters from him. Seeing the photos of him as he grows-up are so special to me. Compassion International provides food, schooling, life skills, vocational programs and more for each child who is sponsored. They are also backed by “Charity Navigator” a national charity evaluator.

The Letter With a Photo of Patti (age 10) in Kenya

Today, I received a letter from the President and CEO of Compassion International. Every sponsor received this letter, I’m sure, but it still touched me. Currently, there are 4,400 older children who are need of sponsors. Either they have been overlooked by new sponsors or they lost their original sponsors.

I don’t know exactly why I felt so compelled to write this post. I guess I am hoping that maybe one of you is feeling a pull to be a part of something like this. If you are, check out Compassion International and see if there is a kid that you’d like to partner with. I think it could provide you some light in this dark world too. Not to mention the hope that it will bring to the child you sponsor!

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