Chances are… if you were looking at the Compassion International website or a table of packets at a Compassion event, you might be looking for a girl. From what I hear, girls get sponsored 2 to 1 over boys. You might be looking for a younger child. Generally, I hear that the younger they are, the easier they are sponsored. You might be looking for a sweet, little girl with pigtails or ribboned bows in her hair.
Chances are… if you came across the somewhat scowling face of a lanky framed teenaged boy, you might just keep looking.
Chances are… your eyes might not land on Erick from Kenya for more than a second before you keep looking.
Though the odds are stacked against him, I am going to ask if any of you might be willing to take a chance on this young man. A couple of days ago, I was sent his packet so that I could find a sponsor for him. His birthday is May 29th, 1997 and he lives on the plains of Kenya. He lives with his father and mother and 2 siblings and he enjoys playing soccer.
Erick’s profile is not available on the Compassion website, but if you feel a tug on your heart when you look at this young man, please contact me with any questions you may have. I have the info available and could send you the details you need to go to the website and start his sponsorship.
Just a few more things to think about… At his age, it is probable that Erick has already had at least one sponsor drop his sponsorship. Being a teen, he is that much closer to starting a family and being the Spiritual Leader of it. He needs encouragement and support. Will you be the one to take on that task? If so, contact me through comments or email and I will get back to you shortly.
((((Editing to add: Our God is good. In fact, He is SO good that I am happy to report that Erick is now sponsored!! Can I get an Amen? Thank you, Bev!! ))))