I'm excited to share a new project that I signed up for with the hopes of doing something kind for others; I'll be a Compassion blogger. And my first project is to share why I decided to be a Compassion blogger and sponsor. Compassion (International) is a ministry to help children overcome poverty through child sponsorship and spreading the love of Jesus. I'm a bit hesitant to write this post because child sponsorship is a personal decision but since I could help shed light on the joy of it, then I'm honored to share my reasons. A few months ago, I felt my heart being tugged to help another child in need. With the support of my husband, I decided to sponsor a child through Compassion and I was excited that there were others ways to help as well. I'm able to use my blog to help spread the message of giving by being a Compassion blogger (such a cool name). Read below some of the reasons I listened to the tug in my heart.
In the midst of the chaos of raising two little spunky busy bees, I sometimes find myself falling into the trap of busyness and ungratefulness, complaining of the mundane tasks at hand such as endless laundry, piles of dishes and wondering how the floor can be filled with dirt again after sweeping it up 5 minutes ago. I find myself questioning if the decisions that I made from meals to homeschooling will help my children thrive. And then my gracious, loving Father gently reminds me that He is in control, gently corrects me by showing me the blessings of healthy children with clean clothes to wear (laundry), food to eat (dirty dishes) and a home to make memories in (dirty floors from playing), and gently affirms that what I am doing today is enough. Then I think of children, children who are hungry, who are without clothes and shoes, or a safe home to play in. I think of their parents, what they must feel in not being able to provide for their child, and how often do they doubt the choices they make or how often they worry about their child's health and future.
My heart is filled with compassion for the child and their parents. I've been fortunate to have a husband that works hard so that I can stay home with our kids. And I've been able to see so much of God's grace in my life. How He brought me and my biological family from Cambodia as war refugees (The Khmer Rouge), how He extended His love and grace through the faithfulness of Christian sponsors who not only provided us with support but shared the love of Jesus. And although, I remember very little of them (being so young when I first came to the states), I know in my heart that without the help of these sponsors, it would've been more challenging for my parents to care for their children. In American standards, I grew up very poor but in God's standards, His provisions were what I needed. Therefore, I often ask myself, why not continue to show the love to other families in need because I have way more than I ever deserve? And if I could make a small positive impact on the health, education and future of a child and their family, then it is my duty to take action. By sponsoring a child from Compassion, I am able to fulfill this desire to give back and to show love.
To hear another testimony of why one mom decided to sponsor a child, please view this video and share this loving message. It is a touching and beautiful video. And I hope that you decide to sponsor a child in need. Wishing you a beautiful week.
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