If I’m going to be real today, I’m not going to be blogging on the actual topic for today (and yesterday’s) prayers. That’s not what God has stirred in my heart today. Alle did a great job, so jump on over to The MOB Society to read what she had to share.
I’m having trouble getting this started, so let me just jump right into the story:
I was sitting on the couch scrolling through Twitter after Thomas and I finished lunch today. I had noticed in the last few days that a lot of bloggers were talking about this Compassion Bloggers trip to Tanzania. I saw that the bloggers on the trip were having a Twitter chat, so I thought I’d jump over and see what the trip was all about.
I didn’t have much to contribute, so I was just reading the tweets when up pops this (stop now, follow the link, read, then come back):
— Lisa-Jo thegypsymama (@thegypsymama) May 9, 2012
We are Compassion sponsors. Our child’s name is Jorge:
He is 7 and a half. He lives in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. He has one sibling. That’s all I know about him. We write to him maybe once or twice a year. I wish I could say I pray for him regularly even though I don’t write to him often.
But I can’t.
I know that makes me a “lame Compassion sponsor”.
So I immediately (after Thomas was asleep) left the Twitter chat and went to write Jorge. Compassion makes it SO easy. You just log into their site and send an e-mail. I was even able to include a recent picture of us at the zoo.
Step Two: When I sat down to pray for Thomas today in the #21Days4Sons Challenge, I prayed for Jorge too.
I hope this continues. I plan to write to Jorge at least once a month and pray for him as often as I pray for Thomas. I plan to print out his picture and post it on the fridge to remind me of this commitment.
It’s about more than money. It’s about a little boy’s heart.
If you don’t already sponsor a child through Compassion or World Vision, I highly encourage you to seek the Lord, check out each organization, and do what you can. If you can’t afford the monthly sponsorship, you may consider committing to writing a child whose sponsor does not write them often as a Compassion Correspondent.
What do you do to connect with your sponsored child? Do you prefer handwritten letters or sending e-mails? Any suggestions on what to send with a letter?