It was always something I have heard of. It was on the adverts that I admit I switched over to another channel when they were on. They were in the newspapers where I flicked over to the next page to see if there was something more interesting to read. I have even heard it on the radio where I have tuned into another radio station that had the latest song I wanted to hear. I always took a blind eye, not on purpose, but because I never wanted to open my eyes to the poverty these children live with 27/7, 365 days a year. Who, quite simply, want some love and help in their lives.
After doing my research, with thanks to Laura, Steph and Carolyn, and reading up about the various bloggers trips. I decided I could afford some money to be put aside to a child each month instead of going towards a new nail varnish or a trashy magazine.
I turned to Compassion and I spend £21/$32 a month on a person who is worth every penny :)
Isn't he adorable? I love writing to him. I love sharing new things with him. I love learning about him. I received a letter from him the other day and he was so funny and cute!
One of my biggest worries was that Compassion is a Christian based organisation and I openly admit I am not a Christian. However, they have been so welcoming. I may not be able to share the Gospel with him the way I would like to but I know Compassion can do that. I can let him know that he is loved, that I am more blessed to get to know him the more we correspond and that he has added more value to my life than what £21/$32 is ever worth!
The other day I met up with a friend who asked me to add up the value of all the "amenities" I spend each month e.g. magazines, make-up, perfume, games. It came to £41/$62!!! It's crazy how much stuff we buy that we do not really need.
So if you have ever thought about sponsoring a child then please, please, PLEASE do. It will enrich your life more than you will know. There are so many out there like:
Or if anything the next time you see, read or hear about sponsoring a child or their family. Please don't ignore them like I did, just listen. There are millions of families and children in poverty out there just waiting to be heard.
Do you sponsor a child or a charity?