Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Call to Rescue

I hope you don't think I am just a depressing person!  I know my blog posts can be upsetting, but my belief is that if as Christians we turn a blind eye to the suffering in the world, we are neglecting the words and heart of God, "Have I not wept for those in trouble?  Has not my soul grieved for the poor?" and "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

There is one way you can make a difference amidst the suffering: sponsor a child through Compassion International.  There is great need in many places, but none more urgent than the need for sponsors in the slums of Forteleza, Brazil.  The families are so poor and desperate that their hearts have grown cold.  They push their young children out into the streets to fend for themselves; children as young as 5 years old.  They sell their children into prostitution, pushing them to provide for their families and to finance many of their parents' drug habits. Mothers who themselves sell their bodies make their little girls of 5,6,7,8,9,10 go into the streets and become new victims of the sex trade.

Who would buy the rights to rape these little girls (and boys)?  An unbelievable number of men, sex tourists who come to the beach towns of Brazil to indulge their perverted sexual appetites for children this young.  My Compassion sponsor friend, April, wrote a revealing blog post about this tragedy in order to highlight the horrible life of these little children, not to depress her readers, but to open their eyes to the deperate need in Serviluz, Brazil (slum areas near Forteleza), and to inspire you and me to get involved and make an impact on one child at a time.  We can no longer be complacent to the suffering while we enjoy the innumerable blessings of a comfortable life in America.  We must step out in love and faith to reach the unreachable.  Our Lord expects no less.
Dafyne is 4 years old and lives with her mother. Dafyne enjoys playing house, playing with dolls and walking. She attends Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is above average. You can sponsor Dafyne today and bring joy into her life.
Bruna is 4 years old living with her mother and father. For fun, Bruna enjoys playing house and playing with dolls. She attends Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is above average.
Bruna needs a sponsor now.  Could you be the one to love her?

For much more information with compelling videos of the need and WHAT COMPASSION IS DOING IN BRAZIL TO GIVE THESE CHILDREN HOPE AND REFUGE go to

If you feel your heart being tugged to sponsor one of these little girls from the slums of Serviluz, just contact me at, and we can get it done!