Each of us make choices every day. Some of those choices are easy and some of those choices are more difficult. Some choices we make on our own, while others are made in response to something we’ve experienced. Choices can affect us or someone else either positively or negatively, and some choices are a matter of survival.
We love receiving letters from our Compassion children, and those precious first letters are no exception. These letters give us just a glimpse into our child’s world and heart. In every first letter we’ve received, this line has always stuck in my mind. “Thank you for choosing to sponsor me.”
We choose each child to be in our Compassion family for a specific reason. Better said, God chooses each child to be in our Compassion family for a specific reason. Whether it’s similar hobbies and interests, performance in school, similar educational and career paths or connections to others in that child’s country; the choice to sponsor each child has not only changed their lives, but our lives have been changed as well. They receive the tools and education to thrive amidst their impoverished circumstances, and we learn that the opposite of poverty is enough. They learn about the love of Jesus, and we grow closer to the heart of God through Scriptures and prayers they share with us. They’ve taught us how to live more simply and love more fully.
For many people living in poverty, the choices they make every day are a matter of life and death. Through child sponsorship, you can choose to help them make those choices. By sponsoring one child, that child and their family will know that someone cares enough to say, “I chose you.” The family can focus on financially caring for your sponsored child’s siblings while your sponsored child is cared for through Compassion. Sponsorship is much more than a monthly donation. It’s about building a beautiful relationship through letters with your sponsored child. When you get that first letter with the words “thank you for choosing to sponsor me”, your sponsored child is really saying, “Thank you for loving me. Thank you for showing me the love of Jesus Christ.”
We’ve been chosen by God to show his love to others. We’ve been chosen to care for the least of these. Will you choose to make an eternal difference in the life of a child today? There are children waiting to write the words, “Thank you for choosing to sponsor me.”