Be a Christmas blessing

Today as I’m sure you have noticed is the 1st day of December. The day we can start opening up our advent calendars and really let the build up for Christmas begin.

I know my children are really excited. Christmas feels like its actually getting here now.

Yet all around the world Christmas isn’t going to be any different to some children. They will wake up Christmas morning to the same things they always have done, poverty and hunger. There will be no presents under the tree, no Christmas dinner to fill their stomachs.

I look at my life and have to give great thanks for the blessings I have.

It’s these blessings I want to share and the reason why I sponsor a child with Compassion Uk.

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For the price of a weekly Starbucks I get to bring hope to a child.

Sponsoring with Compassion is something I am incredibly passionate about and this is why as the season of Christmas begins I want to invite my readers to be a blessing this year.

Please consider sponsoring a child with Compassion UK or maybe make a Christmas gift donation.

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Within all the sparkle and hype that comes with this festive season let us stay true to the real reason for Christmas and bring hope to the world.

Let’s support Compassion UK in being the HOPE to children in poverty around the world.

You Can Give Hope – Compassion Sunday 2011

 

Take a look around you, all your possessions ask yourself the question. Are they a need or a want?

Go to your fridge is it full of food, turn on your tap fill a glass with water. Do you realise what a gift that is.

Today is Compassion Sunday a day when I want to ask you how you would feel if you watched your child cry with hunger and not knowing where the next meal will come from.

Had to walk miles for one bucket of water, then as you give your child the water you are not sure if it’s clean or not.

Watching your child die of an illness that can be cured but you cannot afford the medicine or reach the hospital.

Listen to your child talk of his dreams to be a Dr, lawyer, farmer etc but then imagine knowing she will never be going to school. Never stand a chance.

You can be that chance!
For a small monthly donation you can sponsor a child. Your money will provide, food, shelter, education but most of all hope.

 

 

Who We Are

Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry. Partnering with local churches, we are committed to the spiritual, economic, social and physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Our Mission

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name

In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

 

As a family we sponsor a child with Compassion UK at first all I thought about was what we could give the child what surprised me was what the child gave us.

Looking through the pictures of children to sponsor was hard, so many caught our eye, so many in need. Our decision was finally made by Brodie who after seeing a photo of a child without shoes and no smile decided that she was the one. When we received more details about our sponsored child it was like getting to know someone who already had your heart. When our first letter came the house was full of tears as we realised how blessed we were to be part of this girls life and extended family.

For a small monthly donation you can feel that joy. As a family we do have a tight budget I mean foster carers don’t get paid a lot let me assure you of that but the truth was this didn’t stop us. By cutting back on take-aways and coffee we were able to sponsor a child. We have got more from this sponsorship then any takeaways or posh coffee that’s for sure.

What is Compassion Sunday?

The purpose of this special, one-day event is to draw the attention of the Church to the needs of the world’s poorest children. It’s a powerful opportunity for God to use you to share with the members of your family His deep love for children – and show how each of us can intervene in the life of at least one child in poverty through sponsorship.

 

So today I join with thousands of others as we pray that people will find it in their hearts to join the child sponsorship scheme and in doing so give hope.