Did I ever tell you that our family sponsors two boys through Compassion International? We get letters with fantastic drawings from the other side of the world (India) and south of the Equator (Colombia). I read the translator’s typed text. But I get to see the original writing too. I get to touch their handwriting. The letters are always composed of somewhat formal, elegantly-written, and tremendously grateful words.
I am reminded of how casually our Western culture takes letter writing. We ditched letters when email came along letters took too long to arrive. We ditched Email when texting came along people stopped checking email and texts were just so much faster. I am guilty of this. I am a horrible correspondent.
Our boys always sign their letters as “Your son.” Your son. Extended family. International relations. Amazing.
Sponsoring one child costs about as much as eating out for one meal, for a family of four. But instead of Pizza or Pei Wei, your money buys medical care, food, education, encouragement. Life.
Who knew that life was so cheap? In truth, we all know it is really very precious. Watch this video and think about the priceless gift of life. And, if you don’t already, please consider sponsoring a child. Or two. You can speak life into death with your words and your financial support. You can sign up in the right sidebar of my home page or at the end of this video (please refresh the page if it doesn’t appear below).
Hey! Let me know in the comments if you currently sponsor a child. If so, what is your favorite thing about Compassion International? If not, will you join me today?