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A Little Can Mean a Lot

Our SpotLINK [3] guest contributor today is A. She currently serves as a worship leader and choir director. She blogs at Be Thou My Vision [4] and co-maintains Women in Worship [5], a site connecting Christian women who are passionate about worshiping and serving God through music and the arts.


I remember when I first felt God leading me to sponsor a child through Compassion. I was reading Extravagant Worship by worship leader Darlene Zschech and discovered Compassion’s information waiting for me on the book’s final pages.

I began sponsoring a girl in Honduras, wanting to do something to make a difference in her life. How humbling it was when I received a letter she sent after a gift received during the holidays enabled her family to buy items that we often take for granted, such as a pair of shoes and three pairs of socks. This letter brought tears to my eyes and makes me ache to do even more to help those in need!

As a blogger myself, I caught on to what Anne Jackson is doing at Flowerdust.net and have begun featuring at least one child on my blog weekly [6], particularly those who have been waiting to be sponsored for six months or more. It excites me when I find each week’s featured child has been sponsored!

Compassion also has many wonderful widgets [7] that can help you make a difference by featuring children in need on your Web site, blog and even Facebook. Also, don’t forget to venture to Compassionbloggers.com [8] where bloggers share their stories about Compassion and even join in on a trip to visit Compassion and the children whose lives are being changed.

Though it may seem miniscule, bloggers have a great advantage in reaching out just by bringing needy children to the attention of others who God may lead to sponsor them.

What about you? Do you sponsor a child? If you already do, could you help further by blogging about other children in need?