Last week, I was able to spend three amazing (cold!) days at Spirit West Coast with some of the most wonderful Compassion advocates around.
On Friday night, a few of us were standing among the crowd waiting for Bob Lenz to come on stage to speak. (Actually, they were all waiting for Thousand Foot Krutch to come on stage, but that is beside the point.) There were a few technical difficulties and Bob ended up having 5 minutes to give his 30 minute talk. But Bob is so great at what he does, he made all the right points that he needed to make. Then we started walking through the crowd, handing child packets to anyone who raised their hand. I handed a child packet to one young lady and she looked at the child’s birth date and said, “Wow, that is my birth date!” I told her to hang onto the packet, pray about it that night, and if she decided to sponsor the child, come by one of the Compassion tables the next day.
Saturday afternoon, Scott (our fearless leader!) gathered all of us to pray for the day and for God to bring the people to sponsor the children that He knew needed to be sponsored that day. Not too long after this, the young lady I had handed the child packet to came by the booth!
Jessie decided to sponsor little Jose in El Salvador!
I didn’t know when Jessie’s birthday was when I handed her that child packet, but God did. And He knew that Jessie was just the right person to sponsor little Jose. I will be praying for both of them as they begin this wonderful relationship together through Compassion.
What about you? Would you like to sponsor a child who shares your birthday? You don’t have to wait for someone to hand you a child packet at a concert, you can start your search today on the Compassion web site. You have the chance to make a difference in the life of a child living in extreme poverty today. Don’t wait, your Jose may be waiting for you.