On this #GivingTuesday, I would like to promote a way that you can give all year long for many years to come. Read More »
Last week, I had good reason to ponder on some birthday memories since the 7th was my 24th birthday. So much but so little time has gone by. So thoughts filled my mind as I was celebrating the day and weekend at an indoor water park resort. What were my three favorite birthday memories? Read More »
Volunteering is a type
of ministry and a way you can spread God’s Good News by words or just through your actions. I went to the inner part of Milwaukee to a free clinic to help with their monthly services. So people ask, “why go to the inner city? Why put yourself in danger? There is so much you can do in your hometown.” People in your hometown do need to be introduced to Jesus Christ, but we can do that every day but we need to physically put ourselves in the places that the Good News is harder to get to those people. So to Milwaukee we went to directly minister to many people as they come to get health attention. That was my first time doing direct ministry and will not be my last. In fact it’s a start of a large journey I am planning for myself. I’ve done the packing of meals for children around the world and items for those affected by Hurricane Katrina but to me, I want to be in action! I’m writing this to encourage others to get out there! You’re needed! If you feel the tug, don’t hesitate!
What would the ideal day with your Heavenly Father look like? It’s a question that really makes you ponder, “what would I do?”
My ideal day would start off with breakfast, of course. Breakfast while watching a sunrise He created. We then would take a long walk in the forests to capture the smell of the leaves and air. We would hear birds calling to each other. I then would ask Him to take me to the Holy Land so I could see all the special places from the time that He sent His Son. During the whole time, we would talk about anything and everything.
There are many children throughout the world that do not have a father. Instead, they need to rely on their Heavenly Father. The coolest part about having a relationship with God… We all can really have this sort of day with Him everyday if we want, and we are never truly fatherless.
There is a way that you can help those that do not have an earthly father… Watch the video below, provided by Compassion International, and then go to the link they provide to sponsor a child that is fatherless. If you want to sponsor a child that isn’t in a specific situation and just needs to be sponsored, click on the link at the bottom of this post. You will not only change their life, they will change yours, too.
I got involved with Compassion International in March 2013 at a Tenth Avenue North concert in my home town. It was during intermission when Mike started talking about his experience with helping children and their families in impoverished countries by taking trips there and helping first hand. He went on to say that we can help first hand without going anywhere by sponsoring a child through Compassion. My heart didn’t just break; it shattered into a million pieces seeing these children naked and hungry. When I was child, I would do Operation Christmas Child with my mom and sister to help children in need, but I always wanted to do more like sponsor a child. My mom could never afford to do so.
Now, I believe in God’s perfect timing. I believe that when you need to do something, He will provide for you to do so. March 2013 was a mile marker for my car insurance. Earlier that week I received a notice that my monthly payment went down by $38. Do you want to know how much it is a month to sponsor a child? ….$38. WOW! God’s perfect timing in action!
The feeling that
I get from sponsoring my 11 year old girl, Timpiyian, is that of a big sister. Knowing that I am partially responsible for her to eat, be clothed, and to get an education is a feeling that can’t officially be described. When I get a letter from her, I get so excited to simply
know that she is okay, healthy, and happy. I get tears even thinking about her and that is a feeling I wish everyone could feel. That is why I decided to be a part of the Compassion International Blogger Network. I noticed someone had an ad for it on their blog and immediately was interested.
Now, I am not trying to GUILT anyone into sponsoring a child. (unless it’s working *wink*) I would, however, like you to pray about it, discuss it with your spouse, watch and share the video below,
and visit www.compassion.com. Take a look around. I promise that if you sponsor a child, you will NOT regret it.