Mar 9, 2012
There’s a five-year-old boy half a world away who needs heart surgery. I know many of you already sponsor children through Compassion International, but when a need like this arises, our $38/month sponsorship just can’t cover it.
Watch the video if you have time. Put yourself in the place of these parents. If the generosity of others was your only hope to save your child, what would that mean for you (and for your faith?) if people who didn’t even know you made it possible?
I’ll admit that the cynic in me says things like, “We can’t fix every kid’s heart in every country…tons of kids go without the medical care they require to make it to their next birthday…what’s the point of saving just one?…it’s like trying to shovel the ocean…”
But then I remember Fatao’s mother. I remember myself in the aftermath of Felicity’s death, wishing that if I’d just known she needed my help in there I would’ve cut myself open right then and there. No woman should have to face burying her child. And though I know millions of parents outlive their children every year, I want to help one not face that horror. I think that matters.
How We Can Help:
I’m about to hit “publish” on this post, and just saw this on Twitter:
We can do this!