I’ve written on forgiveness in the past, but I keep thinking about one person I needed to forgive that changed how I looked at my adoption differently and how I looked at my future wedding.Read More »
Have you ever read motivtions and encouragements based off the same topic and one that needed ot be addressed at that time of your life? I subscribe to many emails that are devotional and such like Proverbs31, Faith.Full, FaithGateway, and too many more (haha).Sometimes I get behind in reading what I receive so I’ll do a day of catch up. That day was Wednesday this past week.Read More »
24 years ago, this week, my parents were getting ready to welcome home a new baby girl. At the same time, a 22 year old woman was preparing to make a very difficult decision. She had already decided but still had 5 days to make it official. 24 years ago, this week, I was born and was blessed with a family that raised me in a Christian home.
My older birth brother is Wiccan, my birth sister and younger brother have been confused for years. My sister only recently has come to Christ. I was blessed. I could have been just as confused. I could have gone through more horrific things than I did.
I am thankful I had a great family that introduced me to Jesus.
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.
Look at a small newborn.
You automatically fall in love with it.
God made that child.
God made you.
You started out as that child.
How can God not love you?