Pay It Forward!

•May 1, 2009 • 2 Comments
My friend Jill had a great post this morning….and I’m joining in on the “Pay it Forward” bandwagon.

The idea is that the first five people to post a comment on this blog entry will receive something special from me sometime in the next year! Then you look for people to pay it forward to yourself.

Here’s how it works:

1. Leave a comment letting me know you’d like to participate. You must be willing to provide me with a mailing address, obviously.

2. Post a “Pay it Forward” on your blog where you link back to me and extend the same offer to five of your readers. (again, if you don’ have a blog, you can still participate maybe over FB, Twitter or just in ‘real life’ situations!)

3. Promise that you will follow through and send something special to those five who comment on your blog (or however you choose to do it!)

The little something’s don’t have to be extravagant, just something that you select with that specific person in mind.

So there you have it…are you in? Leave a comment if you want to participate!

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A House for $300!

•April 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Compassion Sunday – 2009

By Jane Gillis

 

Hello esteemed sponsor Mrs. Jane Gillis, I wish you and your family are very healthy and full of many blessings from our God. And in this New Year I wish you success in all you do. Well, thank God I spent a good vacation and I was very happy because in the project they celebrated the year’s farewell, and it was very fun. They gave all the kids presents. My present was a bald doll and kitchenware.

 

 I ask you to pray for my dad because he had an accident and he is in the hospital. And I have not gone to the project because my mom is taking care of him, and I can not go by myself to the project.

 

Though, God will heal my dad, and all will get back to normal. I say good-bye with much affection. See you later. Love, Maricella.

 

Maricella is one of the children that I sponsor in Nicaragua. She will be 11 years old in July. She lives with her father and mother and three older siblings. Her father is a laborer when he is able to find work, and her mother maintains the home. And now with her father ill, it sounds like Maricella’s mother is taking care of him.

 

A year ago, in June, I was able to travel to Nicaragua and met Maricella and her mother. I learned that the house they were living in was destroyed by a recent hurricane. It is not surprising to me that this house was destroyed when I learned what had happened.

 

Maricella’s mother told me that she had tried to pick up te pieces and rebuild their house with mud and stones. I was so touched by her story that when I returned to Minnesota, I sent her a family gift of $300.00 and said that I wanted it to be used to build a strong house. I didn’t know if it would be enough but was hoping they could have a concrete floor and walls. I was overjoyed when I received a letter last November that says

 

Hello! Mrs Jane Gillis, God bless you in great ways. I thank God and you for sending me that big blessing. I feel very grateful for your help in fixing my house, because I bought 11 quintals of iron, 13 cement bags, nails, wires and with it I fixed my house. Instead of  wooden  columns, I put concrete columns, and the adobe walls were replaced with concrete walls, because they were about to fall down since the wood was rotten. We are very grateful to God and to you for being aware of my family. Pray for me and my family so they receive Jesus in their hearts. May God bless you. See you later, Maricella

 

I could hardly believe the words in her letter and I wrote back asking that she would send me a photo. In my letter I said . . .

 

My dear Maricellla, Your letter filled me with great joy and thanksgiving to God. I am so happy that you now have a strong house with the cement blocks and concrete walls. I would love to be able to see a picture of your house. Maybe someone from the church could take a photo and send it to me.

 

Thank you too for your drawings and for the good report of your work at school. I am so proud of all your efforts and that you are first in your school. That is a wonderful accomplishment. Continue to study and do your very best.

 

Did you know that you are also first in God’s heart and mind. God loves you more than even I can ever love you. God says that you are important enough to Him that He will send His only son Jesus Christ to take your place and die in your place for all your sins. He loves each one of us and wants to have a personal relationship with each of us.

 

Even if you were the only person on this earth, Jesus would still have come just for you. I am praying for you and your family to know the wonderful personal relationship with Jesus too.

 

Romans 10:9-11 says “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe, and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.’”

 

In Acts 3:19-26 Peter tells the Jewish people about Jesus and connects His coming to the Old Testament prophets and God’s blessing to Abraham. God has made a way for you to turn away from your wrongdoing and return to him.

 

When you pray to receive Jesus into your life and for forgiveness of your sins, God’s Holy Spirit comes and lives in you. Every day Jesus will be with you and give you strength to face whatever that day brings. He will give you a joy within that will shine forth on your face.

 

I love you Maricella and so does Jesus. – Jane Gillis

 

The one thing that to me is really key to Compassion’s ministry is that it provides an opportunity to develop a personal, one-on-one relationship with a child and even reach out and make a difference in both that child and their family’s life.

 

For $32.00 a month sponsorship enables that child to go to school and it provides for her personal physical needs. She is able to attend the project and interact socially with other children and with adults that will teach her that she has value and that Jesus wants to be her Savior. They will help her to see that God has a purpose and a plan for her life. And she is able to go to school and possibly become a teacher or a social worker or a nurse or a doctor or even a lawyer – all in God’s time and His plan for her.

 

Compassion partners with churches in 25 countries in the developing world and today is helping over a million children through their child development sponsorship program.

 

They are committed to integrity and strive to use at least 80% of the $32.00 for your child’s program. This past year that number was 83% with the other 17% going toward advertising and overhead.

 

Compassion’s ministry really is unique as far as sponsorship ministries goes. We are child focused. Other organizations build schools or develop a community center or dig a well for the community and believe that their efforts will trickle down and benefit the child as well as the community. Compassion believes the only way to overcome poverty is by meeting the individual needs of the child spiritually, socially, economically and physically.

 

Today I have 20 child packets with me — children that each need sponsors. Won’t you sponsor a child today! Jesus said that “whatsoever you do for the least of these little ones, you do it unto me.” Sponsorship brings hope and truly does minister to Jesus himself. Come to the table, in the back, after the service and pick out a child to sponsor. Your sponsorship will make a difference for eternity.

 

Wess Stafford, the president of Compassion, is now going to share with you the lie that Satan would have you believe about poverty. And after he speaks to us, I invite you to come to the table in the back and choose a child to sponsor today!

 

Thank you for the children!

Jesus Values Children — Children’s Sermon for Compassion Sunday

•April 6, 2009 • 1 Comment

Good morning boys and girls.

 

Today I want to talk to you about children and how much Jesus values children.

 

Throughout Scripture we are reminded of the many examples of children that were used by God, children that made a difference in God’s kingdom.

 

I think of Joseph who was sold into slavery as a young child. God gave him a wonderful gift, the ability to interpret dreams. And while he was in Egypt he used his gift to save the nation Israel.

 

I think of Moses’ sister Miriam who watched as her baby brother was placed in a little basket in the Nile River until the daughter of Pharaoh came to bathe in the river. The princess saw the basket with the crying baby in it and took pity on him. It was Miriam who said “Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you.” And she went and got her Mother.

 

I think of Samuel who was a young boy when he heard God’s voice in the middle of the night. Samuel was born as an answer to prayer and was given to God by his Mother. He lived in the house of the Lord and became a prophet, priest and judge over Israel.

 

I think of David, a young shepherd boy that was used of God to kill the Philistine giant Goliath and later became king and the forefather of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Esther is another young girl that was able to save her people because she followed God. And even though she was afraid of loosing her own life she went before the king and interceded for her people the Jews. The Bible says in Esther chapter 4 that her cousin Mordecai told her, “If you keep silent at such a time as this, God will find another way to save the Jewish people, but you and your father’s family will perish. Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.”

 

In the New Testament we continue to see God using children in the work of His Kingdom. Jesus says that to be able to enter His Kingdom we must become like little children.

 

It is a little servant girl that speaks to her master who is ill and brings him to Jesus who heals him.

 

One of Jesus’ greatest miracles would not have happened if a young boy hadn’t stepped forward to share his lunch of 5 loaves and 2 fish. Jesus fed the 5,000 men and their families with this little boy’s lunch.

 

Today around the world Jesus continues to speak to children. Over 90% of the people that come to faith are children. Children are the least encumbered with the baggage that we adults have. And so they respond.

But they are also the most vulnerable. In the world, every day, 27,000 children, under the age of 5, die from preventable illnesses. These children often have very little to eat, they don’t have clean water to drink and they aren’t able to get medical help when they are sick. Their lives are a lot different from the lives we live here in the richest nation in the world.

 

Today I am going to be telling your parents about a way that you can make a difference in the lives of these children. You and your families can sponsor a child through Compassion International.

 

When you sponsor a child, that child is able to go to school, have a nutritious meal, medical and dental needs will be met, and they will be able to learn about Jesus and be encouraged to follow Him. They will also learn that they each have an important part to play in God’s plan for their families, their communities, and even their nations.

 

Compassion International brings families like yours together with children like Claudia Martinez Palacio

Claudia Martinez Palacio

Claudia Martinez Palacio

who lives in Colombia with her mother. She is 5 years old and is responsible for running errands and cleaning. Her mother doesn’t have a job. Claudia loves to sing, play house and play with her dolls. She is in pre-school and participates in church activities. 

 

If you sponsor Claudia, you can pray for her, write her letters to encourage her, and even possibly go and visit her. Who knows, maybe the reason you are here is for just such a time as this and for just such an opportunity as this, an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. God has plans for Claudia. Maybe she  will become a doctor, a teacher, even the president of Colombia. And you can help her accomplish God’s goals for her life.

You are so special to God and He can use every one of you to make a difference in the life of a child through sponsorship. Let’s pray together!

 

Today I would like to give each of you this small bag of rice to take with you. It is what many children in Africa and Asia have to eat. Often it is their main meal or only meal of the day. Thank you for the children.

(If you would like to sponsor Claudia, please respond to this post. Sponsorship is just $32.00 a month and provides for her physical, social,  educational and spiritual needs.)

Does God Really Orchestrate Our Lives?

•February 14, 2009 • 4 Comments

Does God really orchestrate our lives? This is a question that most of us really wonder about. My friend Sondra Johnson recently visited me and stayed for a whole week. We were celebrating my 65th birthday! Yes, it’s true, I’ve been around for a long time (at least my grandchildren think so).  During the week I was replacing child packets in several displays that I have and Sondra went with me. I always save one child packet for myself just to have to share with whoever God happens to bring into my path.

Well, near the end of the week, Sondra asked me if she could take that child packet with her and see if she could find a sponsor for that child. I gave her the child packet and she had it with her for 10 days looking for openings to share with just the right person.

Today Sondra called me to tell me what happened! This week at her dental exam she had a new hygenist. Her name was Wendy and that day she was cleaning Sondra’s teeth.

They talked about several topics and about children since Wendy has three children. Then Wendy asked Sondra the question “Are you going on any trips soon?” Sondra said that she didn’t have any planned but that she went to Guatemala and El Salvador this past year. Well Wendy was extremely interested and asked Sondra what she was doing in these two countries.

Sondra had been to Guatemala and El Salvador to meet children that she sponsors through Compassion International and shared about her visit. This was, however, the first time that week she had failed to bring the child packet with her. So all through the cleaning of her teeth she was thinking “Dumb, dumb, dumb, if only I had that child packet with me.”

Well, God spoke to her and said “Ask Wendy if there is a time that she could stop back and share a child with her.” Sondra asked Wendy and Wendy told Sondra that she was getting off work at 1:00 o’clock. Well Sondra said that  she would come back then.

The child that Sondra brought and shared with Wendy was from Colombia. When Wendy saw this child she shared that her children were friends with a family from Colombia. In fact this family was having trouble with their visa’s and were going to be deported. Her own children had been really troubled thinking of what this would mean for their friends.

Wendy sponsored the little Compassion child!

I told Sondra that this little boy would be a reminder to Wendy and her family to pray for the other family especially for the children who had never known anything but life here in the United States. They would be going back to a life filled with uncertainty.

Here would be the perfect opportunity for Wendy’s family to make a positive difference in the life of a child that otherwise would be living without hope or any chance to really change his situation. Compassion International’s Sponsorship Program enables a child to have an education, provides for that child’s physical needs, enables that child to interact socially with adults that love and care for them, and introduces that child to Jesus and a hope that their creator has a plan and a purpose for their life.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child like Wendy will be doing? For just $32.00 a month you can sponsor a child through Compassion International. You will also be able to write to that child and develop a relationship where you can be an encouragement to that child and maybe even go and meet them. It is the one thing you can to that will make a difference for eternity.

Thank you for the children.

Angels?

•December 10, 2008 • 3 Comments

In my recent study of Abraham I am very much aware of all the personal encounters that he had with angels. Also, at this Christmas season the messangers that appeared to Mary, Joseph, Zachariah, the Shepherds have all made me keenly aware of the presence of angels even to the extent that I believe I may have encountered an angel.

This past week I was driving to the grocery store. I have a very large hill on the way that I always go up. This afternoon as I was going up this hill about half way up the hill another car came over the top. It was in the wrong lane coming directly toward me.

I stopped as soon as I could and honked my horn to try to get this car to move over. The car kept coming toward me and didn’t seem to be slowing down either.  I learned later that this car had been in the wrong lane for almost a mile with several other cars trying to tell this woman she was in the wrong lane and at least one other car that she had almost hit.

She continued to come toward me. I waited for her to hit me and said a very quick prayer. About one inch from my car somehow she stopped and then a couple seconds later she hit my front bumper.

She had a very strange look on her face, almost like she didn’t even know what had happened. I believe that an angel came between our cars and prevented her from hitting me full force. I didn’t see this angel but I have been wondering just what this woman saw. How was it possible for her to stop right directly in front of me?

I guess “Called And Chosen” is more than just the name of my blog. God really does still have more for me to do. That can be pretty scary when I think of some of the things that God called His Servants to do throughout scripture.  I do believe He has called me to be an Advocate for Compassion International and to speak out on behalf of the children that are dying and living without choices in poverty. So if you are reading this I would ask you to do one thing. Please go to www.compassion.com/janegillis and sponsor a child today. Make it your Christmas gift to Jesus on His Birthday!

Ghana: As Good As Gold!

•September 29, 2008 • 5 Comments

Ghana may not have West Africa’s most dramatic scenery nor the region’s best collection of wild animals. But the country known as the Gold Coast during the colonial era has other assests that are as good as gold: lovely beaches, lively nightlife, good roads, a variety of landscapes and some of the friendliest people on the continent. It was actually a surprise to be able to experience the good roads as we visited the variety of landscapes and lovely beach. And yes, the people really are friendly.

Until February 2008, I really didn’t know much about the country of Ghana, except that a little 7 year old girl that I sponsored through Compassion International  lived there with her Mother, Father and baby brother. I had only been sponsoring Georgina for 10 months when I was able to go on a Sponsor Tour with Compassion International and meet her family. This is the story of that visit. 

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35 

Can you outgive the poor? This is a question that I have struggled with for quite some time. In Ghana, I became very aware of the generous, loving, caring hearts of the people. Coming from the United States where we have more than enough, it was truly incredible to see how generous those living in poverty were. We have more than enough and live way above our needs. In fact, we are the richest nation on the face of this earth. So what is God saying to His followers about how we are to use the excess and abundance that He has given to us? From my study of Scripture, I have learned that God wants us to share our wealth with those less fortunate. Compassion International has become my way to make a difference in the lives of children and their families all over the world.

 At times I have wondered if I sponsor another child will I have enough for my needs. God has proved himself, over and over again, to be faithful and has supplied all of my daily needs. God seems to always provide for the additional expense and for my needs too in the process.

 

Meeting Georgina
Meeting Georgina

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 What is it like to be really poor? What is it like for a 7 year old girl to just have tea for breakfast? Or for a family to only be able to take care of two of their four children? Or to be living as squatters in one room of an unfinished house because the shack that had been their home was washed away in the last rainy season? All of this is true for Georgina, my sponsored child in Ghana.

  
 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Georgina's Family

Georgina

Georgina is 7 years old and lives with her Father, Mother, and baby brother. There are two older children in her family that live with an Aunt because their parents are unable to take care of their needs. Six months before I was in Ghana, Georgina’s mother had Emmanuel.

The Mother and Father are sometimes employed in the market selling food that they bring from the city nearby. They were living on less than $1.00 a day. However, after Emmanuel was born, I sent the family some extra money – a family gift to give thanks to God for Emmanuel’s birth. They used that money to pay for a stall in town where they could sell the food they would purchase from the market. During the dry season, the Mother would sell small packages of water in the streets to the people who were driving by in their cars. 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

Front of House

Front of House

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 In fact there is only one room with a tin roof over it that is for sleeping. The floor is concrete and the walls are made out of concrete blocks. They are actually helping the owner of the house, by living there, so that others won’t come and steal the blocks to use them in building another house. The doorway was covered with a piece of cloth, not much protection against any animals that might be out and about.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

 

Door to House

Door to House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Last August, I had surgery to have a total knee replacement and had written to all of my Compassion children asking them to pray for me. One of the letters I had received from Georgina prior to my visit said that she and her family had prayed and fasted for me the day of my surgery. As I got off the bus Georgina’s father came running to me to help me across the rough ground as I approached the house. The first question that he asked me was “How are your knees?”

 

I explained that God had been healing me and that my surgery was successful. I also said that I wanted to thank them for their prayers for my surgery because I believed that God had answered them. That is when the father said “We have not stopped praying for you. We have continued to pray and fast every Friday for God to heal you completely.”

 

How did that make me feel? I was overwhelmed with gratitude and a sense of incredible love from this family. They had just given me the greatest gift they could possibly give. And all because I said “yes” to sponsoring Georgina for $32.00 a month through Compassion International’s Child Development Program. Their prayers were extremely humbling and a wonderful blessing.

Being able to go to Ghana and meet this family, that is now a part of my family, is a memory that is truly as good or better than gold! I will cherish the time that I had with Georgina and her family all the days of my life. It is a monthly investment of $32.00 plus letters of love and prayers that are priceless.

 

Yes, it is more blessed to give than receive. It is humbling to be on the receiving end but part of the end result of sharing Jesus’ love with those in need is giving them the opportunity to experience God’s blessing too. When I receive their love it gives them the opportunity to also be blessed. You may think that what you are doing by sponsoring a child only benefits that child. But it is so much more than that. It benefits the family, the church and the community and ultimately the country.  God multiplies your gift, no matter how small it is and returns to you 100, 50, 10 times the blessings that you give to others.

 

Compassion exists in response to the Great Commission as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Become a sponsor today and make a difference in the life of a child that will last for eternity. Plus God will bless you beyond anything you can ever imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Ghana it rains three months out of the year and the rains are actually quite heavy at times. During the most recent rains, I learned that the home that Georgina and her family lived in had been destroyed and washed away. They were now living in a home that does not belong to them as squatters. The house is only partially finished. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poverty in India

•September 16, 2008 • 2 Comments

Poverty: More Than A Lack Of Money

 

So what really is poverty? Often we think it is just the lack of money. I have learned as an Advocate for Compassion International that poverty is really much more than just a lack of food or a lack of clothes or a lack of a job or a lack of adequate housing. . . . Poverty is really a lack of choices and opportunities. It is a mindset that says “I don’t matter” or “I’m garbage.” This is something that is learned at an early age. It is a lie that satan would have us believe.

 

This is why Compassion has a holistic approach to helping children with a long term goal of enabling a child to become all that God intended them to be and grow into healthy, fulfilled Christian adults.  This holistic approach to development has its foundation in the concept that poverty expresses itself in a child’s life in multiple ways: through physical, educational, economic, environmental, social and spiritual poverty. Attacking all areas of poverty in a child’s life is more likely to result in releasing them from poverty with tools they can use into adulthood to help them become all that God created them to be.

 

Compassion uses the example of “The Poverty Wheel” to depict life for an individual. Abject Poverty is depicted as the hub of the wheel and the opposite of poverty (defined by Compassion as adequacy) represented by the rim of the wheel. Each spoke represents a potential cause of poverty. When any of the spokes of the wheel are weak or deficient in a person’s life, that person experiences a deficiency in choices and opportunities (i.e. poverty) in that specific area.

 

Adequacy, or simply having enough or available options and opportunities, is the desired state with each spoke being strong and fully available to each child. This is Compassion’s goal: to develop the child holistically so he or she can grow to be a fully productive, responsible Christian adult, an adult who has been released from poverty in Jesus’ name.

 

Poverty was the one thing that I observed in India from many sources. In Kalkutta we drove to the Vidyasagar Setu, a modern cable bridge crossing the Hooghly river from Kalkutta to Howrah. From the bridge we had a view of a tent city with people living next to the water. In the river we saw people bathing and washing clothes. They had small fires for cooking with whatever they had been able to acquire for their family to eat.

 

The Bible verse, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was naked and you clothed me…” just kept coming to me as I began to see in the people of India, Jesus who was hungry, thirsty and naked. That verse in Matthew 25 was not just about the people around me but it was Jesus standing before me. It made me think what would I do if Jesus was in the flesh and here right now. And I was able to see that He is here in the hurting multitudes and I can do something to minister to Him.

 

We arrived in an extremely poor area of Kalkutta and got out of the bus to walk through this neighborhood. We walked around people that were lying beside the street and were met by children that were begging for a small handout. We arrived at the Kalighat Kali Temple and were able to actually go in and learn about what we were seeing. Kali is depicted as the goddess of evil and is described as the only goddess in Hindu mythology who proudly wears a garland of skulls and boldly holds a few heads of the devils in her blood stained hands. She has a lusting blood thirsty, vengeful look epitomizing the spirit of the fight of good over evil.

 

Many people were there praying, wrapping their prayers around a stone and offering them to Kali. We saw the spot where blood sacrifice was made each day (a goat whose throat was slit). And our guide told us that sometimes children were also sacrificed. Almost like the ultimate sacrifice that could be made was a totally innocent child.

 

Such a presence of evil, I have not felt since we were in Brazil or Haiti and saw the influence of voodoo. The stench of burning flesh, the people lying on the streets, the masses of people living with out hope will never leave my memory. One of the sponsors said “at the Kali temple there was NO HOPE but Compassion gives HOPE” and it really was evident.

 

In the midst of all this hopelessness, we were able to see one small glimmer of light. Next door to the Kali temple was Mother Theresa’s “Home for the Dying Destitute” where the loving hands of volunteers ministered to the needs of the multitudes. It was very sobering.

 

This experience gave me even a greater appreciation for Compassion’s outreach to the poorest of the poor. The contrast of the street people who were living without home and those who were dying but with a degree of dignity to the children and ministry that I saw at the Compassion Projects was truly a contrast of light versus darkness.

 

What does Scripture say about Poverty and out response? Here are just a few verses.

Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Proverbs 19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.

Proverbs 22:16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich – both come to poverty.

Proverbs 31:8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.

Can we turn away and just ignore the cries of children? I hope that your answer is “No, I want to make a difference. I want to sponsor a child.” Go to Compassion today and Sponsor a Child! Thank you for the children.