Last Wednesday night Shawn and I had the privilege to volunteer at an event with YoungLife College & Compassion. We love these events because we’re able to share with other people what sponsoring has done for us. We love being able to walk with them as they take that first step towards ministering to children.
There is something to be said when college students are willing to let go of $38 a month to help a child in poverty. I was humbled by the generosity of these students. Justin McRoberts spoke as a Compassion advocate, sharing his story of sponsoring and meeting one of his sponsored children. One of the things he reminded us of is that whether a child is sponsored or not a seed has been planted. A seed that sparks something more than just social justice, but a relationship.
I loved the scripture he spoke from. I love how Luke writes that Philip not only came along side of but climbed into the chariot with the eunuch. Philip stepped into his world. I love the relationship that Compassion provides me as a sponsor, how they allow me to step into the world of a nearly 11 year old and minister Jesus to her.
Some great bloggers are running along side some “chariots” in June. You can join them in a few different ways. You can support them by donating to their fund raising efforts (click here). Sarah is also featuring Crafting for Team San Diego, joining with handmade artisans – like Mandi – who are donating part of their proceeds to Team San Diego.