Let’s cut to the chase. You should sponsor a child. Compassion International is an exceptional organization. Really, exceptional. Their integrity, their infrastructure, their accountability, their customer service – it’s above and beyond.
We’ve been sponsoring through Compassion for several years now. Ever since that Singer Guy showed up at my church one time and tugged at my heart strings. Subsequently, I started obsessively following his blog and through the comment section I met Michelle.
Michelle has the most awesome princess-like Brave hair and the most tender, compassionate heart around. Through her site she taught me about the importance of genuinely writing to your sponsored children. Also, through her example we jumped off the sponsoring deep end and sponsored two more children, plus letter-writing to a fourth. I think at last count Michelle sponsors and/or corresponds with at least 13 children. And she writes to all of them more than once a month. Yeah. To say she’s committed to Compassion is an understatement.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, besides to get you to sponsor a child. Because September is Compassion’s Blog month. Whichever of the Compassion Bloggers that has the most sponsorship come through their blog will win a free trip with the Blogger team in 2013. And darn it, Michelle deserves that sparkly prize.
Did I mention that she’s only been a Christian for a few years? That’s right, Michelle is my favorite reformed hippie. She was a pagan, dead-head, and even a Wiccan at one point before God wooed her to Himself. She found Compassion not long after this redemptive life change and she dove into the ministry head first and hasn’t looked back. Her site, Blogging From The Boonies, is wholly committed to finding sponsors for children and encouraging sponsors to write to their children. This is her ministry and it gives her tremendous fulfillment.
But Michelle has a dream. A recurring dream, actually. She longs to go on a Compassion trip. Several times I’ve gotten a private message from her telling me about her most recent slumbering adventure with Compassion. And that, friends, is where this post comes to a head.
I can’t say enough good things about Compassion or Michelle. So let’s kill a whole bunch of birds with one stone. If you’d like to sponsor a child through Compassion International click over to Michelle’s site Blogging From The Boonies and click through one of her many links to sponsor. Compassion tracks all these clicks from her site somehow or another and every child that gets sponsored through her site this month brings her one step closer to that Compassion Blogger trip she keeps dreaming about.
And really, sponsoring can change your life if you’ll let it. We still sponsor two children and even though we’re in a financially uncertain place right now I would never consider ending my sponsorships. In fact, I think all of our children were sponsored during times of unemployment. $38 can make such a big difference to these children. So, get to clicking on Michelle’s site!
P.S. If you do decide to take the Compassion plunge and sponsor a child, will you leave a comment and tell us a little about your child and your decision? :)