Overwhelmed by the world’s needs? Sponsor a child

May 20, 2008Archive

Recently, I was asked to be a part of the Compassion International speakers network. Whenever I speak, I share about the need for child sponsorship around the world. The cool thing? I’ve been sponsoring Compassion children for over twenty years. What a blessing it’s been for me and my family. When Aidan and I venture to Ghana, we’ll have the privilege of seeing a compassion project in Accra. I can’t wait to send y’all pictures!

If you’re like me, you’ve been overwhelmed lately by the needs of the world. Earthquakes, genocide, war, cyclones: all of these make us feel like we have little to offer the world. But today you can make a decision that will change the world for one small child. I’m going to place three children here on the blog. If you would like to sponsor them, please email me directly at maryedemuth at sbcglobal dot net. Let me know which child you’d like to sponsor, along with your mailing address, and I’ll send a packet your way. Please only say yes if you intend to sponsor the child. If the child is not picked up, he/she goes back into a holding pattern. So please email only if you’re serious. Once you receive your packet, you’ll have ten days to fill out the form and send it in (postage paid) with your first check.

Sponsorship is $32.00 dollars a month. That provides food, clothing, and schooling for your child. You can correspond with your child via letters or use the electronic feature over at Compassion.

Here are three girls who need sponsorship. If these girls don’t represent the countries you’d like to help, email me. I also have children from these countries:

  1. Bolivia: Edith
  2. Dominican Republic: Isaac
  3. Ethiopia: Aynalem (girl)
  4. Burkino Faso: Olivier
  5. Nicaragua: Masiel (girl)
  6. Mexico: Wilfrido (boy)
  7. India: Amlesh (boy)
  8. Bangladesh: Sogor (boy)
  9. India: Sujata (girl)

Name: Camila Davila Melguizo
Birthday: April 5, 2000
Country: Colombia
Project: C.D.I. Avanzar

Camila lives with her father and mother. Her father is employed and her mother maintains the home. Camila works at home cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. For fun, Camila enjoys playing house and art. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Name: Michelle Dayana Duarte Saraza
Birthday: October 4, 2001

Country: Colombia
Project: C.D.I. Sendero de Paz

Michelle lives with her stepfather and her mother. Her duties at home include making beds and cleaning. Her stepfather is employed and her mother maintains the home. As part of Compassion’s ministry, Michelle participates in church activities. She is also in a pre-school where her performance is average. Playing house, playing with dolls and jumping rope are her favorite activities.

Name: Majii Hemani

Birthday: May 4, 2002
Country: India

Project: Uppahar Child Development Center

Hemani lives with her father and mother. Her duties at home include carrying water and buying or selling in the market. There are three children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. For fun, Hemani enjoys playing house, hide and seek, and playing group game. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.