Richmond Wandera Moody Bible Institute scholar Richmond Wandera shares how the telling of his story and one woman’s response to it reminded him that child sponsorship is a part of God’s work.

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  1. Mike Stephens
    Sep 12, 2009
    at 1:29 am

    I am very thankful I was able to meet you Richmond!

    Revelation 2:7 7He who is able to hear, let him listen to and give heed to what the Spirit says to the assemblies (churches). To him who overcomes (is victorious), I will grant to eat [of the fruit] of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.(A)

  2. Petra Otee
    Sep 12, 2009
    at 8:57 am

    Richmond your testimony is so inspiring and motivating. I thank God for you. And Iam so very proud of you. Go – Richmond.

  3. Amy Wallace
    Sep 12, 2009
    at 10:48 am

    “Ultimately, God is the greatest child advocate”

    Amen! I couldn’t have done any of this without Him!

  4. Sheri Beck
    Sep 12, 2009
    at 3:57 pm

    Thank you Richmond. I sponsor a little boy in Uganda named Raymond in Jinja. I pray that he will become a strong man of God like you. God bless you!

  5. Sep 12, 2009
    at 7:35 pm

    Richmond — your last statement really impacted me in a big way — “Ultimately, God is the greatest Advocate for children.” That is so true and beautiful! I spoke in a church once and a woman came up in tears and said God had awakened her in the night and told her to sponsor a child in need. Then she said, “I didn’t even know you were coming today, and I knew nothing about Compassion’s ministry.” That’s when I knew that God had already begun the work in this church before I even arrived. Advocates — God IS speaking to His people about helping children in need; we just need to be alert enough to join Him in the work He is already doing around us. Sometimes we even have to stop what we’re doing to join Him.

  6. Sep 13, 2009
    at 7:19 pm

    Thank you for this story, Richmond! I was like that woman, when I first encountered a Compassion table; I had always wanted to sponsor a child, and when I was finally able, financially, to do so, I didn’t know which organization I could trust. As I saw the packets on the table, I said, “I can do this!!” The fourth time I said it, God said, “Yes, you can do it. This is it!” My life took a major turn, that day, and I’ll bet God’s work in that woman through child sponsorship is just beginning.

    As an advocate, I have had many occasions when I have approached someone about sponsorship, only to hear them say, “God has been talking to us about sponsoring a child.” I love that!

  7. Sep 14, 2009
    at 11:04 am

    Richmond I know that the God that brought you to this world will enable you achieve His intended goals. God bless you.
    Natamba shadrack. Teaching Assistant Uganda Christian University.

  8. Nov 3, 2009
    at 6:06 am

    Richmond,I am so proud of you, and i am so glad that you got where you are, i still tell people in the UK you are my youth pastor, Rem. our mission trip to Wakiso. This is a new generation birthed. I pray that my two sponsored children will grow to be leaders like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Feb 17, 2010
    at 1:09 am

    It was through compassion international Uganda that I was able to stand and take up a responsibility of paying school fees to one orphan child by the names of Nakamya Josephine from Mukono. Richmond U insipire my life,I heard a lot from Joseph Kihumuro and I met you, and you were real Richmond God bless You.
    shadrack

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