This morning we are thinking about Compassion and how we are able to support children in some of the poorest parts of our world. Compassion offers direct support to these children through a child sponsorship which connects them to a local church based program. This sponsorship provides for assistance with daily necessities, as well as health and education. Additional support with Saturday activity and study programs enhances the possibilities for success at school, and enables monitoring of health and other needs. So often, the participation of one child from a family in these programs has a multiplying effect, bringing benefit not just to the child but the whole family.
I know a number of you already support children through Compassion (or World Vision) sponsorship. However, if you do not, and would like to know more, there is information available today in the Parish Centre together with the opportunity of sponsoring a child.
Please peruse and prayerfully consider whether this is something God might be placing on your heart.