Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday’s Children – Have Mercy


“He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker:

but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.”

Proverbs 14:31

At least once a week I visit the Compassion International website and look through the children available for sponsorship.  I take some time to look at their faces and pray over the children. I tend to do searches for orphans or those children that have been waiting longest because my heart is heavy for those little ones. Recently Compassion also added options to search by name or specific project, such as my beloved GH220.

Today, in my searching, I found two young ladies named Mercy. I thought of how we are called to show mercy to the poor and I wanted to share these two girls with you.


Eleven year old Mercy from Kenya lives with her mother, who is employed as a farmer.  Mercy enjoys playing ball and hide and seek.


Six year old Mercy from Uganda is an orphan who lives with her brother. It is not uncommon for young children to become the head of their households if the parents leave the family or die. I don’t know how old Mercy’s caretaker brother is, but I do know that Mercy could really use a sponsor who will be there to support her.

Will you please join me in praying over these sweet girls?  Perhaps you can share them with your friends or family.

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

Matthew 5:7