Yesterday, I received a package in the mail from Compassion International with the things needed to plan a Compassion Sunday event at our church. This is a great way for people to spread the word about Compassion International and help get some children sponsored.
I would like to ask all of my readers to consider hopping over the the Compassion Sunday page and reading more about hosting your own event at your church.
Now, I know, many people (myself included) are not confident in their public speaking skills. Compassion will provide you with a DVD that has several different presentations you can play. You really don’t have to give a speech if you feel that you’re not cut out for it. They also send sample scripts for speaking presentations, if you feel like you might be willing to give it a go. Their Compassion Sunday website has plenty of tools and resources available that will aid you in planning your event.
Last year, despite my nerves, I did get up in front of our church and speak for about three minutes about Compassion and our experiences with the organization. Was I nervous? Oh, yes. Did I get through it without falling on my way to the podium or passing out? Absolutely. Even in our fairly small church, nine children were sponsored. Praise the Lord!
You do not have to be a Compassion Advocate to have a Compassion Sunday event. All you need to have is a heart for spreading the word about Compassion and a desire to show people how they can truly help a child living in poverty. I do have to say, though, that becoming a Compassion Advocate has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. It is a great opportunity to learn so much more about this fantastic organization. If you do decide to join, you can tell them that Michelle Wright sent ya!
I am praying that some of you will make the decision to step out in Faith and say Yes to holding a Compassion Sunday event or joining the Advocates Network.
In other news, we also received a letter from Precious yesterday! It was written on December 6th, so mail was definitely running slower during the Christmas season. (Letters from Precious generally only take 3-4 weeks to reach us!)
“Precious says that she thank you for your wonderful bracelets, pictures and stickers that you sent to her recently. She says thank you for your daily prayers and may the good Lord bless you. She says that all of her friends are doing well and says that she will tell you the names of her friends later on in another letter.
She says that she wants to know the names of Kaya’s friends and Luna’s too in your next letter. she says that she is growing spiritually because she can now understand part of her Bible given to her by Compassion Ghana office. She says she would like to know more about how the church members are doing and also that of the head pastor also. She prays for you and the family members to be healthy always.
Precious says that she wants you to pray for her mother’s business so it can move on so that she can have enough resources to cater for other family members. Her memory verse is Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
Precious also drew some cute pictures, including a clock that went up to 17 o’clock. I am looking forward to a list of the names of her best friends so that I can see if she lists any of the children recently sponsored.
As a side note: To those who stepped up to sponsor children in Precious’ project, I am working on getting Thank You gifts out! It may be another week or so until I mail, though! :)
I am so grateful for my daily readers and the amazing comments and emails that are sent my way! I hope you have a wonderful day and get to do a Happy Dance soon!