Are you skeptical of sponsoring a child from some far off land?I get that. I work very hard for my money and the money I do have is stretched very thin some months as I try to make the house payment, pay the bills and feed my family. Some may argue that the $35 sent each month to a sponsored child isn't much but some months, when the bills are piling in and unexpected expenses such as a chipped tooth needs to be extracted by an oral surgeon (yep, this happened this month), an extra $35 seems hard to come by.
Yet as I look at the extras that I seem to manage to add each month - you know, ice cream, movie rentals, and coffee - isn't investing in the life of a child so much more important than the extras. I can live without a trip to Dairy Queen for my favorite banana split blizzard because I've seen hunger.
Are you afraid that the child that you are sponsoring isn't a real live human being?
I got to meet my sponsored child last month and I can tell you she is real. I had the opportunity to color with her. I saw her smile and I heard her laugh and friends, the mere memory of those precious moments with her brings me to tears. To know that the money that I send each month helps provide for her blesses me so!
I have made a commitment to Karina, my sponsored child, one that I intend to keep through her teen years and I look so forward to watching her grow over the next years. Though many miles separate us, I will continue to send money, write to her, love her, and pray for her. This small amount of $35 a month is an investment. An investment that I pray will open the doors of opportunity for Karina. An investment that blesses and satisfies me more than any banana split blizzard ever could!
Click here to see how sponsoring Karina has blessed me and the children in my care.
Please consider sponsoring a child through World Help. If you're still not convinced, click on over there anyway. Look at all the beautiful faces and then pray. Pick a few children to pray for during the next week and then just follow where God leads you!