Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A to Z Devotion: G is for Give

Used by gfa permission
"Then the King will say, ‘For sure, I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of My brothers, you have done it to Me.’" Matthew 25:40 (NLV)

Several years ago, we decided to give some of our money to sponsor a child. We chose a little girl, named Summan, in India (through Gospel for Asia (gfa)). Every year we got an updated picture and many letters from her.

Recently, I felt burdened to sponsor another girl, so I began looking through the children's pictures. After what seemed like hours, I narrowed the choice down to to four and my husband said, "Oh, just pick one." 

But, I couldn't. I wanted them all. My daughter agreed, we needed to sponsor them all.

So, now I have seven beautiful girls:
My own daughter, G.
Summan, now graduated from gfa's Bridge of Hope Program

Sangeetha
Rinku
Bijali
Bandana
Neha (our newest and youngest sponsored child)


I call them "my girls". I have all their photos and names on my kitchen wall. My husband joked that one day I will fill the entire wall with girls. I laughed and said that was my secret plan, all along. He said, "I know" in a serious and loving way. He knows they are on my heart.

Do you sponsor a child? If so, tell me about him or her!

If you are interested in looking into sponsoring a child, take a look at Gospel for Asia. 100% of your money goes directly to the care of your sponsored child.

5 comments:

  1. Your sponsorship, how wonderful, did this for many years myself before old age. Very inspiring.

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    1. Wonderful, Carole! Children are so precious.

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  2. Currently, my husband and I sponsor two girls through Compassion. Gilian in Uganda and Lidia in Indonesia. My cousin was actually able to visit Gilian this February when she and her husband when on a short-term missions trip to Uganda. Sooo exciting! And because Gilian and her sister are AIDS orphans, Gilian considers me her mom. Of course, I would rather she had her own mom still with her, but in lieu of, I am happy to adopt this role :)

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    1. Susan, That is wonderful! It is like having and extended family. I know one day I will hug all my girls in heaven. How sweet it will be.

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    2. It will be sweet indeed. And now I tell my cousin that if she has plans for another short-term missions trip, she should go to Indonesia :)

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