As we learn about poverty, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the need and feel inadequate. You may feel as though you do not have influence to make a difference. However, we can each speak up on behalf of children living in poverty. We can each spread God’s love locally and globally through compassion. For day 21 of our 31 days of compassion, we want to help you begin to broaden your influence and encourage you to use your voice to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Whether you are a student, pastor, or simply someone with a desire to serve children living in poverty, we pray you are motivated to act in response to this post.
Three simple steps to spreading the word
Step 1: Pray
• Ask God where he would have you strategically placed to share the message and ministry of Compassion International
• Pray about exactly what the Lord would have you download in light of his response to the first prayer
• Ask God for wisdom, strength, and peace as you download and share these materials
Step 2: Download
Compassion gives you a plethora of downloadable materials to share the message of this ministry. From bulletin inserts and sermon outlines, to letters, email templates, posters, and brochures, there is no limit as you partner with the heart and people of God to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Once you have sought God’s direction and downloaded your materials, you are ready for the third step.
Step 3: Share
Find creative ways to share these materials in your sphere of influence. Whether on-campus, at your church, or in your local community, anything is possible with prayer, flexibility, and a ready and willing heart to serve the Lord. This is just the beginning. Later next week, we will encourage you to continue finding ways to share Compassion’s ministry in your sphere of influence. Until then, begin taking these three simple steps to spreading the word, and tell us about your experience!
As you prayed, what did the Lord show you he wanted you to do? What materials did he direct you to download? How did you share, or how are you sharing these materials in your sphere of influence? How are you encouraging others to join you in speaking up on behalf of children living in poverty? What is the overall reaction you receive? How can we pray for you as you share the message and ministry of Compassion this week and in the days ahead?