Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Compassion International

I have received several e-mails and Facebook messages about yesterday's blog post on Operation Christmas Child. I am so blessed that a lot of individuals are packing shoe boxes to cheer up a child this Christmas. I also brings so much delight that someway, somehow this blog has created some kind of awareness on how something that seems so little to us can make a huge difference in someone's day.

Today, I want to share with you another way to make a difference in a child's life in a poverty-stricken country. This requires a little bit more commitment but allow me assure you that the impact is HUGE. Let me tell you about Quetzalli.


Quetzalli's full name is Quetzalli Nayeli Kenia D Paz Lopez. She was born on June 1, 2001. That makes her 9 years old today. She lives in Guatemala. Although we have never met her in person, she is like a daughter to us. We decided to commit to sponsoring her monthly so that she will have new opportunities to become everything God wants her to be.

Christian child ministry Compassion International was presented at the Catalyst conference that we attended several weeks ago. Monthly child sponsorships are the core of how this organization works. For just $38 a month, a sponsorship helps provide ongoing Christian training, educational opportunities, health care, personal development, life skills, and vocational programs -- opportunities they will never think are possible because of current lack in their lives.


As the Compassion team distributed cards of children in need of sponsors, Quetzalli's photo fell into our laps. She was standing very upright as if she were saying "I am a well-behaved girl. Please pick me." We immediately fell in love with her and knew in our hearts that God led us to her.



We prayed about sponsoring her (honestly it didn't take a long time to do so) and we are now very happy to be a part of her hopeful future! Someday I hope we get to meet her. In the meantime, I am more than happy to exchange letters and pictures with her.

Please pray about sponsoring a child in need today. If a $38 monthly donation is too steep for you, you can always combine with another individual or family. Right now, there are 1,397 children waiting to be sponsored  on the website. If you need more information on sponsoring a child, please click on this link as it may answer most of yours questions.

Your involvement will make a huge difference!

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