Thursday, April 30, 2009

I've sponsored a child!

If any of you follow Angie's blog Bring The Rain then you know she is in India helping with Compassion. Her blogs of the children she is helping over there have inspired me to sponsor a child in Carleigh's memory.

So I went to the Compassion site and browsed through children. I knew I wanted to sponsor a little girl from India but I wasn't sure which one. I was trying to find a girl that shared Carleigh's birth day but there were none. So I figured I would know which girl was meant for me when I saw her. Well, I found her! I have sponsored a little girl named Shalini. She is 8 years old and is from India. She lives with her father and her mother and helps them by running errands. For fun, she enjoys playing house and playing with dolls.

Isn't she just precious!? I can't wait to get to know her and to start helping her! I urge you that if you can to sponsor a child. It's something I've always wanted to do and I'm not sure why I waited so long to do it.

It takes just $32 a month to sponsor a child. That's like $1 a day! Not much at all! This money helps provide your child with nutritional supplements, clean water, Bible teaching and learning about God's love, medical checkups, and encouragement from you (you can write to your child and even visit your child on a sponsor tour). You also have the opportunity to join the Partners for Compassion team by giving $8 extra a month (which I decided to do). This helps by providing for extra needs, such as Bibles for all Compassion children, disaster assitance for families in crisis, prenatal and early childhood care, training for church-based staff, and more.

I know times are tough with the economy how it is but if you are able to sponsor a child that would be fantastic! Imagine the difference you'd be making in their life! If you can't sponsor now then please pray for these children.


Nicole said...

What a wonderful thing to do Holly! Ever since I saw the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" I have been wanting to help a child from India. They have it so hard over there.

Jodi Lansink said...

Holly, that is awesome! I went threw a few pages of the children, and the problem is, how do you pick just one! I want to bring them all home with me!! I will have to look into this in the future---what a great way to honor your little girl!

The McDaniel's said...

This is just another way that you inspire me! Thank you for being YOU!!!!!~MONICA

Stephanie said...

That is such a wonderful thing to do. I think you are right in what you said in my blog, something good will come from this. It's showing so much through you already.

Christina said...

I am going to go check out the process now! Thank you for always inspiring us!

Mom Putnam said...

I am certainly going to show this to your dad tonight and see if we can too. We are soooo blessed to live in a country where we have so much and we should give back in any way we can, if we can. I am SO VERY PROUD of you and knowing we raised you to be a wonderful woman of the Lord.

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