Help Save A Child

Imagine, as a parent, that you have no food to give your child. NOTHING. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Your cupboards are Mother Hubbard-ish.

Would you give them dirt or rocks to eat?

The price of food is starting to seem overwhelming, but at least we are still able to put food on our tables. In fact, here in the United States, we live in the land of plenty, where food is often wasted and thrown away. Everyone has access to food of some sort, whether it is through food stamps, food pantries and banks, soup kitchens, or temporary shelters. No one here is filling their belly with dirt just to stop the hunger pangs, at least not that I’ve heard.

In countries not as prosperous as ours, people ARE sometimes eating dirt, or garbage, because there is nothing else with which to fill their stomachs. People aren’t just suffering from hunger, though. They are dying from it.

In India alone, 6,000 children die each day. That’s right. 6,000. Every day. Just in India. Imagine when you add in other developing countries…

We have all seen the photos. Starving children. Heart wrenching stories. The problem seems overwhelming but don’t turn away! We can do something.

First of all, pray! Pour out your heart to God on their behalf.

Then, prayerfully consider how we can help change the lives of these kiddos, one at a time.

For $28 per month, through Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope program, you can sponsor a child in India, guaranteeing them a good healthy meal every day, medical care, and education. They will learn that other people care about them, that they are not “throw-aways”, and most importantly, that they are loved by God Himself.

All of the money you send goes directly to help the kiddos.

You can’t save them all, but you could save one. And the difference you make in the life of that one child you choose to sponsor is literally the difference between life and death.

And then pray that other people might step forward to save the others. One at a time.

Our family has four “adopted” kiddos we sponsor, through GFA and other organizations. We love to get their letters and photos! Praying for them is an honor. Sponsoring them is a financial sacrifice of love. 🙂

We began with Amos, who is now 18, and lives in Rwanda. Next came Tushar in India, and when he had to leave the program, Shamuvel took his place. Parange, a cute little girl in Indonesia with the same birthday as my dad, stole our hearts. (She loves flowers, by the way.) And finally, Muhammad in Uganda, also 18, is attending a trade school and learning metal fabrication. Each time we took on another child to sponsor, it was because God placed it upon our hearts to make that sacrifice. And He has provided the money so that we may provide for them. To God be the glory!

*Note: If your heart is led to children in countries other than India, please check out the links on my blog page for Childcare Worldwide and Compassion International, both reputable organizations making a huge difference around the world.

“If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?” ~ Luke 11:11 (KJV)

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