Today I am going talk about children in poverty. Really now? Why children in poverty? Well, poverty afflicts the majority of our world. And I am part of the rich Western world. I haven’t understood poverty serving the homeless in Fredericton. I haven’t understood poverty like the children who are part of Compassion International’s sponsorship program. I have seen poverty and wish I could do more to alleviate the poverty in this world.Meet Benjamin from Guatemala, who has been waiting for a sponsor for 188 days. Click his photo to get to know him more and to select him
The program is a church based program, where Compassion partners with local churches to bring benefits to their communities. Compassion sponsorship funds educational opportunities, health care and health related instruction and life-skills training.
Children in the program wait for sponsors to choose them. Being a sponsor means writing to the child you sponsor. It allows you a chance to get to know someone who understands poverty in ways you might not understand, save through the opportunity you take through child sponsorship.
Don’t feel obligated to choose a child through Compassion, because I highlighted Compassion. There are many sponsorship programs, like
Do you sponsor a child? If so, what was your criteria for choosing a child? Most needy or interest in country, other reason?
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