Many nights after the kids are in bed, I stay up and browse blogs that I find interesting. They are mostly agrarian in nature, but sometimes I meander about the web just following links from blog to blog.
A couple of nights ago, this photo pricked my heart.
A small child near death, being watched by a vulture.
I repented of my sin of apathy and indifference. I went back to Compassion International. Several months back, we chose a child to sponsor, made our first payment, and never received anything back from Compassion. I called twice, but there was no record of the sponsorship. The third time I called and gave the child's number, I was told that she had been sponsored by someone else. Must have been a problem with the mail delivery. I was relieved of my $32/month burden. We talked of picking out another child, but never got around to it. Until Tuesday night. After I saw the photo, I knew I needed to do something. I know that saving one child from poverty and hopelessness isn't massive, but if all of us sponsored a child, what a difference it would make! I did an advanced search and chose the first child whose picture popped up under "longest waiting". He is Miqueias Luis Andrade da Silva from Brazil. He will be 5 at the end of July. I'll post a photo of him soon.
I hope you'll consider sponsoring a child through Compassion.