For my wife’s birthday this March, we sponsored a child through Compassion International. Manuu lives in India, and is very close in age to my oldest son. We know that he lives in a very rural area of India, and his mother is unemployed and his father is sometimes employed as a farmer. We have worked hard to make Manuu a part of our family by teaching our kids about where he lives, and what his life may be like. (See the India Family Night…)
I don’t know if I’ll ever meet with Manuu. I know he can’t actually read the letters we write to him, but I know that by making my monthly support to Compassion International I am helping in some small way.
When I watched this video from the Catalyst Conference, I started thinking that my help might not be so small after all. Maybe it can make a difference. Jimmy Wambua from Kenya met Mark, his Compassion Sponsor of 19 years, for the 1st time on stage. It was an unbelievable moment (Jimmy begins to share at minute 3:45). Take the time to see the impact that Mark had on this young man from Kenya.
Take the time to visit Compassion.com and see what you can do to support a child.