Feb 14 2012

Hearts Apart Linked by Love

across the miles A message of love from the Fancied Freedom blog.

Ever since I knew about Compassion International and their child sponsorship work helping children in impoverished areas of the world, I knew I wanted a child of our own to sponsor. My idea was to find a boy that my son could correspond with, a boy that had something in common with my son.

I waited for the right time – the time when my son was writing so he could start writing his own notes to this boy. Just two months ago was the right time – the exact time.

For it was then that I found only one young boy waiting months to be sponsored who shared the same exact birthday and year with my son…

And I wonder if this [sponsorship] is how it begins – a love for others who are far different yet the same in many ways. A love for others without having even met them. A love for someone who has far less but who gives far more.

It hardly seems a sacrifice to give a small amount monthly to support and encourage our new friend in Nicaragua who writes to share the simple things he enjoys – eating spaghetti, playing baseball and reading about David and Goliath.

For he is 6 and poverty isn’t what he is focused on now that he knows a family in Texas cares and prays for him. And so I pray that this is the beginning of a friendship between children who are separated by countries but linked by the love of a Savior who draws them near.

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  1. Feb 14, 2012
    at 2:30 pm

    I love hearing how God links sponsors and children together! This boy was waiting a long time to be chosen by your family. I pray that you’ll have many years of sponsorship to enjoy :)

    • Kim
      Feb 14, 2012
      at 9:24 pm

      Thank you for your comment! It was definitely God’s perfect timing for connecting us :)

  2. Mike Stephens
    Feb 14, 2012
    at 5:52 pm

    Yes what a blessing, it is amazing how someone outside our own “world” sometimes can make such a HUGE impact for good in our “world” and often is the only one who can.

    • Kim
      Feb 14, 2012
      at 9:25 pm

      Compassion has already been such a blessing to us! Thank you for your comment!

  3. Joan Gentile
    Feb 14, 2012
    at 6:37 pm

    I think it’s great, Kim, that you are sponsoring a young boy who is the same age as Edson! It would be good to learn how this young boy lives his life, even though he lives far away from Texas!
    He may have a lot in common with Edson and then, the two of them can become friends and learn about each other’s way of life!

  4. Jody Fox
    Feb 18, 2012
    at 8:45 am

    I am raising my Grand-daughter whom is 7 yrs old and I wanted to show her how important it is to love one another especially the poor. I already love Compassion and its mission and I feel very blessed to be a part of it. God Bless

  5. ashley
    Mar 8, 2012
    at 8:45 am

    simply beautiful! and a great way to teach your kids!

  6. Paul Mullen
    Jun 16, 2012
    at 12:29 pm

    This is a beautiful story! I love hearing the stories of other sponsors. I currently sponsor a boy in Haiti and a girl in Mexico.
    With both of these kids I prayed before I got on the Compassion website that God would show me which one to sponsor. Each of my children I could not get out of my mind and knew that this was the one God wanted me to sponsor

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