Saturday, June 5, 2010

It’s the Hard Truth

When it comes to children getting sponsored, the sweet little girls always seem to fly off of the tables while the older children ~ especially boys ~ are overlooked. Out of the 30 child packets we received yesterday, this is the oldest boy in the bunch.

manda

Manda is 12 years old and lives in India. Our oldest child, Johan, is also from India and his letters to us are always full of info and lots of details. Manda has 2 siblings and the average monthly income where he lives is just $24.

Will you be the one to step up and be Manda’s hero? If you can spare less than $10 a week to provide him with educational opportunities, health care, Bible training and the encouragement and love of someone who cares, please contact me or comment with your contact info. I can let you know how to start sponsorship online and mail you Manda’s child bio packet.

Less than $10 a week can make a true difference in his life.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my post yesterday. I will definitely keep up with the writing. They have definitely stressed the importance of it!

Dustan and Becka said...

Meeshi, I noticed, when we were on the website how few girls had been waiting for longer than 6 mo for a sponsor. The kids and I decided right away that we wanted a child who had been waiting.
I had thought to get an older child (closer to Marcus' age) because I thought the relationship through letter writing would be better,
But my boys had their heart set on sponsoring a child who was at a center that provided food.
Since we wanted Ecuador, we were able to narrow it down, and chose Diego, who is 8 years old. The age of my middle son.

Anyhow, I think there would be some definite benefit to sponsoring an older child, and I say that with the clear understanding that the benefit of Compassion should be directly child based, not self based...

Michelle said...

Becka, I read somewhere that girls get sponsored 2:1 over boys. I can totally understand going for the "cute" factor when looking through all of the pictures, though. I would love to see Diego! :)
All Compassion projects provide meals to their children. The meals can vary from simple porridge or a nutritional biscuit and milk to an all out meal depending on what is available.

Post a Comment

I am so blessed by your comments! They truly make my day! Please take a minute to share your thoughts, I would love to hear what is on your mind!

God bless!