This is Jefferson. He is the newest 'member' of our family. :) We've adopted him! He's our Compassion child.
No, he won't be coming to live with us, but we have introduced him to our children as our newest addition as today we pledged to support this little guy until he completes his schooling. That's gonna be another 12-16 years from now (unless something changes in his family situation which moves his family beyond Compassion's reach)! But for now, we are excited and committed to a long-term relationship with Jefferson as our family provides financially for his social, physical, emotional, & spiritual needs.
Compassion is so great because their mission is a direct response to Christ's Great Commission (Matther 28:16-20). Our Compassion child will have his physical needs met as well as and so that he can have his spiritual needs met! Not only will our sponsorship ensure that Jefferson recieves clothes, shoes and a meal, it guarantees that he will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel!
At what cost to us? About $1 and a quarter a day. For less than the price of my new-found daily Starbucks addiction, we can reach a soul on the other side of the world for Christ! That, my friends, is a great return on the investment!
Jefferson's birthday was May 12. We missed it, but the kids are excited already about making him some birthday cards. They are excited about learning more about their "Compassion brother", his country & his culture.
I will be sure to keep you updated as we grow this new relationship while seeking to be in God's Will. We are so excited that God has led us to Jefferson through Compassion. If you are interested in joining us in this journey to care for God's children, click on the link to Compassion's website on the navigation bar on the right side of my page. If you do decide to sponsor, or if you already sponsor, please be sure to leave me a comment so we can pray for your family & your Compassion child by name!
"Whoever shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be heard."