Today I would like to feature the three kids that have been waiting for a sponsor the longest. 379 days to be exact.
[Edit: While writing this post one of the children I was going to feature got a sponsor so let's make that happen for these two kids too!]
Let's paint a picture.
Your parent(s)/guardian(s) has(have) registered you for a life-changing, saving program, Compassion International. You're excited to make some friends, be able to go to school, go to the doctor for the first time in your life, and learn about this cool guy named Jesus. You start going to the project and it's awesome! Just like you always hoped it would be. You're making friends, you're doing better in school, you've learned about how to stay healthy, and you've been able to see how cool Jesus really is. Life is good.
However, all of your friends have sponsors. They get letters from a family in the US (or another partnering country) and pictures and stickers and birthday gifts and you don't get any of that. On letter days, while all of your friends get to hear word from their family in the US (or whatever country), you have to go without. There are some activities you don't get to be a part of because you don't have a sponsor.
You pray every day and ask God, beg God to give you a sponsor too. You feel sad and like no one wants you. You begin to think that there is something wrong with you because you have been waiting and waiting and praying and praying for so long to have a sponsor in your life. Does no one love you? Does God not love you?
Why should a child have to feel this way?
This is Ma'u.
This is Mukundyukuri.
Will you be the one that makes these kids dreams come true and help change their stories?
As always, if these kids don't speak to your heart, please look for one that does.