An Opportunity to Serve


"Poverty is not necessarily an issue to solve; it is an opportunity to serve. As we go through each day, our heart's cry should be, Lord, where would you have me give, serve, and invest myself to bring hope to the poor?"
~Orphan Justice author, Johnny Carr

So interesting that this quote should be one that we have been asked to write about as Compassion Bloggers this week. Just yesterday, in the sermon given by our pastor, he told us, “The gospel is not about feeding poor children or building wells in poor communities.” As a Compassion Advocate and Sponsor, I have spent the last three years learning so many things about this wonderful organization.

Over the past few weeks, many Compassion Bloggers have been sharing their hearts and writing on topics that sometimes have been a little difficult to tackle. Why do we do this, you might be asking?

I believe that Compassion’s mission statement says it all:

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name

Compassion is not just solving a problem. Compassion is not just feeding poor children. Compassion is not just building wells. Compassion is giving hope to children. Compassion is giving hope to families. Compassion is giving hope to communities. Compassion is sharing the hope of knowing Jesus and allowing Him to make a difference in the lives of these children, their families, and their communities. Only He can do this when we obey His command to serve Him.

Are you ready to make the investment in the life of a children? Your $38 a month goes so much further than you can even imagine.