How do you pick? By a name? By a face? By a birth date? By a desperate need? A plea for help?
Beauty looked pensive, posing in front of the grass hut in her green and blue dress , her sandal-shod feet pressed together, arms tightly pinned to her side, hair clipped 1/2 inch from her lovely little head. Above her photo, it said: Beauty, waiting 420 days; underneath it said: Sponsor me. Learn More.
She lives in Togo, Africa, in a village where the monthly salary is under $40. She'd been waiting 420 days to be chosen, waiting for someone to respond to the call of Compassion.
Defined: "Compassion is the understanding or empathy for the suffering of others. Compassion is the emotion that we feel in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help."
Compassion International is dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world.
"Compassion's ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.Please consider clicking this link: And Help A Child in Jesus' Name . They make it easy to sponsor and minister to a child in desperate need. They even make it easy compose letters to the child, letters with photographs that will be translated into their native language and delivered to them in person by Compassion staff.
Although entire communities may feel the positive impact of Compassion's presence, our goal is to release children one-by-one from poverty in Jesus' name. What happens in the life of a child ripples throughout their environment now and in the future.
We believe that changed environments may assist children, but transformed children will inevitably change their environments."
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or here: Why 31 days?
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