Ever been to a concert or Christian event and right before the intermission, someone comes out and gives a sob story about some kid in another country?
Most people just want to hurry up and get to the merchandise table, but what the people on stage are talking about is key to spreading the Gospel. What better way to do that than providing the basic needs for someone else to live each day?
Freshman Sadie Backus is sponsoring a child from Compassion, an organization she heard about at the January Passion Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
Compassion International is an organization that goes to other countries and documents children from poverty-stricken areas to find them a sponsor.
This year at Passion, a conference geared toward high school seniors and college-age students, children from El Salvador, Rwanda, Indonesia and Tanzania were sponsored by Compassion.
Compassion International is just one of the many organizations that is fighting to end child poverty across the world.This is all well and good, but how might a college student get involved?
To sponsor a child, go online to an organization’s website. Once there, there are several ways students can aid in the providing of children around the world. A student can choose to sponsor a child each month, make a one-time donation or, if money is a problem, simply pray for a child.
Backus is sponsoring a child for $38 a month.
“I feel like I am a part of something greater.” said Backus. “I feel blessed to be a part of someone’s life who is on the other side of the world.”
Any student wanting to help Backus with the monthly payment, writing letters to the child, praying for them, or even sponsoring a child of their own, please email her at email@example.com.
More information about child sponsorship can be found on the Compassion International website.
Photo by Pranay Borde