Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally. It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925.
World Children’s Day is not simply a day to celebrate children for who they are, but to bring awareness to children around the globe that have succumbed to violence in forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. ~ Wikipedia
That makes today the perfect day to invite you to join me in sponsoring a child through World Vision.
“I know my sponsor,” says Solange, an 11-year-old sponsored girl from Rwanda. “She writes me letters. I love her very much. She sponsors me because she loves me . . . it’s good to be sponsored.
Rev and I received several letters from the families of our sponsored children.
Juana’s mom, in Bolivia, wrote, “I am writing this letter on her (Juana’s) behalf as she is too young and cannot write yet. I would like to tell you that she likes playing with dolls. Her favorite food is eggs with rice. May God allow that you are well together your family and all your beloved ones.” (We recently started sponsoring Juana and we look forward to learning more about her in the future.)
Miguel’s mom, in Bolivia, wrote, “We received your beautiful letter. Thank you for thinking about Miguel and for praying for him . . . Miguel’s entire family send greetings and a big hug to you.”
Jeremiah’s WV worker, in Kenya, wrote, “Greetings from Jeremiah and his entire family. He is very very excited to receive your gift. He is much loved by his family. His older sister and his parents are teaching him how to read. They all wish you God’s blessings and hope to hear from you again.”
Each letter came with a photo of the child and something they have drawn.
I set up a Child Sponsorship Page on the World Vision Site last week. I’m so excited to have a place where you can learn more about what it means to sponsor a child through World Vision, read about my reasons for partnering with World Vision, and actually sign up to become a sponsor.
Did you know you can choose a child by gender, country, birthday, and age? That means you can sponsor a child who shares your child’s birthday or one who’s from a country you’d like to visit.
Please visit My World Vision Page – read my story, scroll down to learn more about the blessings of sponsorship, and then just do it . . . click the boxes and find the child with whom the Lord wants to connect you.
World Vision says, “The best way to change the lives of children is to change the world in which they live.” Check out my post – Our Favorite Catalog is Here for more ideas.
One Child Sponsor said, “I am so thankful for all the happiness and true joy she has brought to me and my family, so much more than the small amount we send for her sponsorship each month.” ~ Joy
Let’s talk – Do you sponsor a child through World Vision or Compassion International? If yes, tell us what you love most about child sponsorship.
Photo Credit – World Vision
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