Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Gift of Compassion

I spent the majority of today extremely stressed out. Stressed out by family matter, stressed out by financial problems, stressed out by work and stressed out by Christmas. All that stress seem to melt away though when I stumble across Compassion International through a Facebook status. I was reminded once again how blessed I am. Blessed with the people in my life and for everything else {the good and the bad}. My heart started filling up with hope. Hope for those children, hope for myself and hope for those around me.

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Compassion International have programs where you can Sponsor a Child or give a Happy Birthday where $100 helps provide a woman in poverty access to a skilled attendant during the birth of her child.

They also have a Gifts of Compassion catalog with items like...

$10 - Mosquito Net
Give children and their families a mosquito-free sleep with an insecticide-treated bed net.

$16 - A Chicken
A chicken means more than food for a family—it means a source of income, manure for the vegetable garden and a supply of eggs.

$30 - Education Supplies
This gift can help children to attend school by supplying the educational resources they need.

$25 - Vaccination
This gift can help vaccinate children and keep them healthy so they can grow to their God-given potential.

$40 - Kits for new moms
This gift can help provide a new mother with the resources she needs to raise a healthy baby.

$55 - Water Filter
This gift helps prevent waterborne diseases by providing a water filter which can clean up to 500 gallons of water per day.

$75 - Bakery
Your gift can help provide teenagers training to learn skills like bread making to help put them in business!

$5000 - A Major Surgery
This gift can help cover the costs of doctors, transport to appointments, medication, surgery and post-operative care.

No crowds, no lines, no stress - just a gift that will help make a difference in the life of a child living in one of the poorest communities of the world. Your gift will help provide clean drinking water, medical treatment, disaster relief, food supplies and much, much more for Compassion - assisted children and their families. Meet real needs and bring real joy with a Gift of Compassion.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! We can't wait to sit down as a family this weekend and choose a gift or two from this catalog!


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