Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
This week, I prepared a care package for Mintesinote, a child that I sponsor in Ethiopia. I pray that when this package reaches Minesinote that he enjoys the items that I included, is inspired from the words I wrote in the letter, and smiles at the picture of Max. I am blessed, blessed that God chose to open my heart to sponsor a child. Everyday I pray for Mintesinote and his family.
One day I was reading a blog (http://family-from-afar.blogspot.com/) and was lead to Children’s HopeChest (www.hopechest.org). Children’s Hope Chest helps children overcome abandonment, poverty, and violence by mobilizing individuals, churches, and Christian communities to make long-term ministry investments in a community of children living overseas. These relationships provide financial, human, and spiritual resources to help orphans survive, thrive, and succeed within their home culture.
After exploring the website, I knew that I wanted to be involved. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to participate in a mission trip right away (definitely praying for next year) so I decided that sponsorship would be the best way for me to be able to make an immediate impact on child’s life, in Ethiopia. As a sponsor, I’ve committed to doing three things….
1. Pray – as a sponsor, I will pray for my child as often as possibe.
2. Write – use this to connect to and encourage my child. These letters may be the only encouraging voice in his life.
3. Support – with $34.00 each month, my funds enable Children’s HopeChest to hire in-country staff, help with projects at my child’s orphange and facilitate the letter writing exchange program.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child, go to the Children’s HopeChest website (http://www.hopechest.org/sponsor-a-child/) for more information.