Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Looking for Someone to Open Up Their Heart

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.

3 comments:

JD said...

Oh Rebecca, how I pray for someone to open their hearts to His calling, to take care of His precious lamb... This precious boy needs a sponsor to love him and help meet his needs. He does look very thin, and the fact that he's not going to school concerns me. I imagine his grandmother struggles to care for the three children.

We sponsor Ato Sam in Ghana (GH-316), he just wrote us a two page letter, handwritten, it was amazing... the letters from Ghana are incredible, the humble spirit of these children so beautiful.

Adults in Ghana make an average of about $35 a month. Sponsorship dollars make an incredible difference in the lives of these kids.


Praying for his sponsor to find him very, very soon. I understand why he caught your eye. Please keep us posted if you hear anything!

2boymommy said...

I went too look at him and it said someone has already sponsored him... did someone??

Rebecca said...

Yes! Kwame got a sponsor! Her name is Natascha and I know her from the OurCompassion website (a place for sponsors to connect). Woohoo!