Okay, people. As most of you know I love Compassion International. I sponsor 4 kiddos, and have personally seen the impact sponsorship has on their lives. Sponsorship can take enough financial burden off of a family to allow a child to go to school who was previously required to work and bring in income. Sponsorship connects families to a local church where children recieve tutoring, mentoring, and the hope found only in Christ. Sponsorship meets immediate needs, such as food, shelter, and medical needs. And sponsorhsip connects a child to an adult who (ideally) will encourage them and shower God's love on them through their letters.
There are so many children on the website that tug on my heart. But every once in a while there is one that I just can't get out of my mind. Very rarely do I post a plea for sponsorship, but this is one of those posts.
For privacy reasons I am unable to post Kwame's picture, but you can view it here.
Kwame tugs at my heart for several reasons. Obviously, he is dangerously thin. The red heart in the left hand corner of his picture means he has been waiting for a sponsor for over six months. The red ribbon in the right hand corner means he lives in an AIDS affected area. Kwame is currently not attending school, which means that sponsorship will dramatically change his life by giving him an education that he is not recieving without it.
Kwame is 10 years old and lives in the country of Ghana in West Africa. His birthday is May 15, 2000.
I know there is someone out there on whom God will place an unmistakable burden for Kwame.
Please, read Kwame's information, look at his beautiful face, and ask if you are the one who is going to step up and change Kwame's life.