Compassion

I have discovered this wonderful site over at compassion.com that works with child development in needy countries. The more I read, the more my heart aches to help these children. I am begging my mom to please let me have my own sponsor child that I can shower my love and compassion over. I am reading blogs from other compassion sponsors and I can feel the Lord’s call for me to help in any way I can.

My family already a sponsor a sweet girl in Kenya through a different organization and every month I write my own letter to her for my mom to include. I feel the call to help through compassion as well. I want to be a part of that family. It feels right. Now I just need my mom to be onboard with me.

Please help me pray for me to find a way to help a child through compassion. I know I can make a difference to a child somewhere, the Lord is telling me so!

Compassion;

Christ, Child, Church and Integrity commitment. What more can you ask for?

For only $38 a month you can connect your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program that provides: food and clean water, medical care, educational opportunities and important life-skills training. Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

Now I just wait for the day when I can sponsor a child myself through Compassion. Hopefully my prayers will soon be answered and the Lord Almighty may send a child my way. Please Lord, let me help, let me learn, let me grow.

I wear my cross with pride

Last Christmas my grandmother gave me a silver cross as a gift. She had asked me some weeks before what sort of necklaces I would prefer.. simple, detailed, bejeweled, silver, gold etc. I told her I prefer all jewelry simple. In fact, I prefer most things in life to be simple. So you can only imagine the joy I felt when I opened up the red box Christmas morning to discover a simple, silver necklace with a cross attached to it.

That was two months ago. Today I met a man in church after service. After taking a closer look at me he told me that I should not wear the cross around my neck and that it was unnecessary. He also told me it was a form for idolization, which I shouldn’t really be doing. It confused me. I did not object too much, but instead told him that I had to go find my family after a bit. I thought about talking to my mom about it but decided not to.

I know deep in my heart that there is nothing wrong with carrying my silver cross. I do it as a reminder to myself that He is always with me. I know I don’t have to wear it to know that Jesus loves me. I wear it because I want to. Not to mention I feel  you are to always Idolize Jesus.  The ten commandments say that you shall have no other gods before me.

If there is anyone at all to Idolize, then Jesus is definitely it for me!