Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Opportunities to Bless

For all you who decided to sponsor a child through Compassion International this week after Monday's devotion - I'm rejoicing with you, that child, the child's family, and Jesus!

For each of you that prayed for a child in need this week - I add my prayers to yours and thank you!

For those who wanted to sponsor but can't swing it financially at this time, I have a solution.  Two actually.  The first is, you can make a one-time donation to Compassion International in any amount. Don't let Satan tell you it has to be a big amount before you give!  These one-time gifts help. And when you follow the link to the site, you'll see you can even choose what your donation will do.

Me with a young boy in Quito, Ecuador
The second idea is to partner with my friends over at Dayspring and for just $2 or $3 dollars create a Christmas card to be given to an Ecuadorian child.  When you follow that link, you'll see what to do but basically this is what will happen: "You design the card, Compassion will translate it, DaySpring will print it, and a team from both organizations will travel to Ecuador to deliver all the cards in person to unsponsored children of Compassion International just in time for Christmas!"  How great is that?!

Create your card by Nov. 29th to participate in this.

I've been to several Compassion projects in Ecuador and I have seen first-hand how much these kids cherish cards and letters. It's so rare for them to receive one.  Think how excited you feel when a hand-addressed small envelope arrives in your mailbox and you know it's a personal correspondence and not a bill or junk mail.  Multiply that excitement times 3,000 and that's how these kids feel about getting personal notes that speak hope and love to them!

It makes them realize they are not forgotten people.
Not forgotten in your sight, and not forgotten in God's sight.

And now to announce the book winner ... but before I do, let me just give you a heads up that a devotional carnival on the topic on gratitude will begin here on Friday and run through Wednesday of next week so I hope you'll join in.
The winner of a copy of It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know is commenter #8 as chosen by a random drawing.  That's KYM - congrats Kym.  Email me your address.

 Here are your random numbers:  8 
Timestamp: 2010-11-18 03:00:16 UTC

May God continue to move in our hearts concerning the poor. 


  1. i love that card idea. Thanks for telling us about that.

    i probably won't write for the devotional carnival but i look forward to reading the other's posts.


  2. It's so easy to give to the unfortunate...even a few extra canned goods to the local food bank in your area can make a difference in someone's life. You can give a one time donation to numerous causes both national and international.
    We need to be the hands/feet of Christ to this world!


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