Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Moved with Compassion

Matthew 9: 35- 36  

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 

My role model in life is Jesus. I want to learn to live like Jesus. I want to be filled with such compassion for those around me that I act on my compassion.

My husband and I used to think we would be able to help others sometime in the future. Right now, we need to save as much as possible for our adoption. Right? Then we learned we are in the top richest 25% of the world because we make more than $11,000 a year, and have a home, clothes, and plenty to eat. We feel God wants us to be giving people now.  We have so much.  How could we selfishly keep it to ourselves?

Andrew and I decided to sponsor a child through Compassion International. It has been wonderful. We were able to choose online which child we wanted to sponsor.  We chose to sponsor a child that had been waiting the longest for sponsorship, but you can choose based on birth date, gender, country, etc.  I think it would be really neat for a family to have their children help sponsor a child with whom they share a birthday.  When you sponsor a child, your receive a packet in the mail with the child's picture and some information about him/her as well as directions for how to write letters to him/her.

Maybe your family can't adopt, for some reason or another.  You may be wondering what you can do to help orphaned and abandoned children in the world.  There are many ways to care for the neediest members of our world, one of which is sponsorship.

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.  Your sponsorship will help provide a child with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

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