‘When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.’ Mattew 9:36
Today is Compassion Day for Tear Fund in NZ. Yes the problem of poverty can be overwhelming, and maybe it is a little naive to wholehartedly believe that we can be world changers. However I’d like to think that we can participate in changing the world, that we can clothe ourselves with compassion, and change the world, one little life at a time. This year, Compassion Day hopes to pair up 250 children wiith new sponsors.
‘Independent research shows that children who participated in Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Programme between 1980 and 1992 stayed in school longer, were more likely to have salaries and white-collar employment, and were more likely to be leaders in their communities and churches than their peers who did not participate in the program’. Check out Tear Fund’s website for the link to this research.
If you have ever thought about sponsoring a child, why not give it a go?