Wednesday, June 20, 2012

God's Amazing Provision

It is so hard not to sponsor more and more children because they all have great needs and are so precious. That is one reason that I have become an Advocate for Compassion.  Through advocacy, I have the resources to present Compassion to groups, churches or individuals so that more children can be sponsored.  I plan on working at Compassion sponsored events and I also use social media to post photos and information about children needing sponsors. 
Dina from Indonesia
My Compassion family has expanded over the past two months.  One of my correspondence children left the program, so I acquired a new girl to write to, Dina.  She is 12 years old, from Indonesia, and her hobbies are bicycling, reading and singing. I look forward to an enjoyable correspondence relationship.  I have not received a letter from her yet, but expect one any day. 
A few weeks ago, I shared with my visiting son that I was praying for the finances to sponsor another girl.  I was thrilled when he said, "I have been feeling led to give you the money from my tithe to sponsor a child, and you can write the letters to her."  Wow!  I was blown away by the ways that God works far beyond our imaginings.  My son's only desire was that the child be from Africa, so we chose an 11 year old girl from Rwanda.  She had some of the same interests as my son, and we both felt drawn to her.  She enjoys jump rope and running and her parents are farmers, earning only $5.00 a month. I have written several letters to her and we look forward to hearing from her in the next couple of months.
Imanizabayo from Rwanda
Soon after sponsoring Imanizabayo from Rwanda, I again felt God calling me to sponsor one more girl.  I prayed that if it was His will, He would provide the finances.  And as usual, God came through in a way I could not have imagined.  I was looking for a summer job that would be very part-time and would be flexible enough to allow me to take two vacations with my family.  While sharing this with another one of my sons, he suggested that I babysit because it paid well and was super flexible.  I texted his girlfriend about her experiences with babysitting and she told me that she had a friend who was looking for a summer babysitter for her three elementary school aged children one day a week!  I contacted the lady, the job sounded perfect, and we worked out the details. And after some calculations, the amount I was paid would be exactly enough to sponsor another child!!  Soon after, sweet little Suyin was added to my account.  She is 8 years old and has a medical problem that is being treated regularly.  She lives with her mother and grandmother and loves to play house, draw pictures and sing.  I have already written her letters and sent her stickers and coloring pages. 
Suyin from Honduras
This summer God has really reminded me of His faithfulness, His provision, and His promise to hear our prayers.  I am learning (over and over again) about being patient for God's timing through my work with Compassion.  He cares more for these children than I do.


  1. Great post! It's so amazing how God arranges things in our lives. I follow your blog, and was wondering if you would want to exchange links. I have a fairly new blog as well: I'm in the process of trying to gain followers because I feel the more we sponsors and advocates connect (I recently became an advocate too!), the more we can get the word out. Have a blessed day.

  2. Sharon, sounds great! Just let me know how to do it and I'll be glad to. Julie

  3. Hi Julie, great! It looks like you don't have any links yet, so when you log in to your blog, choose "Layout", You should see "Add a gadget" somewhere on there. Click that, and a list will come up of things you can add to your blog. Choose the 'links' option. Then, when it's on there, just edit and add my blog: . Hope this helps! I'm still learning about blogger, but I think this is the way to do it.