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Jason and Teresa

Dallas, Texas

The Joy of Child Sponsorship

by Teresa L.

My Compassion sponsorship story begins when my mom came home from a Michael W. Smith concert with a needy little Indonesian boy’s picture. “I went to the concert as a volunteer for Compassion and on the table I was working at I saw this little face that I couldn’t leave behind, he didn’t get sponsored tonight so I brought him home for you to sponsor,” she said. As a teenager on a babysitter’s “income” I wasn’t sure if I could afford to care for this precious little person in the photo. My mom explained how through Compassion’s program, kids in need would receive daily meals, clothing, medical care and an education but best of all, he would learn about Jesus. “All that for $28 a month,” I asked? “Yes, and they will even write you letters,” she assured. So began my wonderful journey with helping children in need with Compassion.

Today, ten years later, my husband and I are the proud “parents” of 5 Compassion children. I can’t begin to tell you what a joy it has been to watch our kids grow and mature into beautiful children on God. Each child in need has a different personality and circumstance, but they all share the same ray of hope that is Compassion. They are experiencing a life they probably wouldn’t know if we didn’t allow God to use us through Compassion. Our sponsorship experience has been life changing not just for them, but for us… learning to be grateful for all we have been given and using it to bless others. It’s taught us about what is really important in this short time we share this earth together. I would encourage anyone reading this today to just take a look at the children in need waiting for a sponsors and see if you find a little face you can’t leave behind… you’ll be so glad you did and if nothing else, think of it as changing the world without even having to leave your house!