Have you ever wondered if sponsoring a child through Compassion International really makes a difference? Sometimes, seeing is believing
I know I said that my next post would be about sending Christmas items to our Compassion International children, but I really wanted to share this with you all. My friend Kathy Olson recently posted this amazing series of photos on Our Compassion. It illustrates the power that child sponsorship has in transforming a child and their family. Kathy says that she sponsored Nyakaho in Tanzania through Compassion International because she really believes in the organization. (So do I, Kathy!)
“Nyakaho was a 7 year old orphan when we first started sponsoring her last year. Her profile photo showed deep worry lines in her forehead. We sent a family gift for her and her grandma right away.
Nyakaho's grandma pounds stones into gravel all day to provide for Nyakaho and her other relatives. They bought a mattress to sleep on and food to eat. I wrote to Nyakaho twice a month all year long. I got 4 more wonderful photos, which I tried to post but it wouldn't save. But still, no smiles. We sent another family gift this year when we got our tax return in April.
Nyakaho's grandma used the family gift to buy rice and corn and small fish which she sells in the market as a new business and has given up grinding stones into gravel. Nyakaho writes "Grandma is starting to become beautiful and smart because of your love".
And check out Nyakaho’s smile…first smile! Praise God!!!
"Nyakaho says that your love is like a ring on her finger, and she sees nothing to hinder your love from advancing because it is of God and it has no end".
This series of photos goes to show you that your sponsorship, letters and gifts really do transform lives. The photos don’t lie.
Do you want to transform a life? Can you spare less than $10 a week in order to do that? Please visit Compassion International to learn more.