Hope Costs $38 a Month

Lately, I’ve been asking myself, “What is it that people need most?” Assuming that food-water-clothing-shelter have been taken care of, what else is a necessity? What gives us reason to get out of bed in the morning or carry on in the midst of difficult circumstances?

I think that all humans need two vital things to survive: hope and love.

What does a life devoid of hope and love look like? Empty. Nothing to look forward to. No reason to keep going. Lonely. 

You probably know that I love what Compassion International is doing to help children in poverty. I think I’ve mentioned it once or twice. 😉

For $38 extra dollars each month–approximately $1.25 each day–Compassion will provide a child with physical necessities (food, clothing, medical treatment), but they also offer intangibles. LOVE: the love of Compassion workers/teachers/pastors. LOVE: the love of a sponsor thousands of miles away, dispensed in letters and e-mails. HOPE: an education so that their future will be made brighter. HOPE: an understanding that redemption is for everyone through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

As Emily said (regarding her tour of Compassion homes/projects in the Phillipines), “They have more difficult lives than I will ever know. And some of them die from Malaria or measles or other preventable diseases. But if they meet Jesus, at least they will not die from despair.”Compassion Bloggers: Philippines 2011

Right now, several bloggers are touring Compassion sites in the Philippines. Tsh shared about her sponsored child’s living conditions (5 people; 1 room). After a visit to Rose Ann’s home, Kat realized that, with only a few changes in her story, she could have been in Rose Ann’s shoes. Stephanie shared about the ladder that gives children a way out of poverty. I urge you to follow these bloggers. You will get great insight into the practicalities of how Compassion changes lives, what impact they really have, and even the the nitty-gritty uncensored details of how money is managed within the programs. 

And then? Sponsor a child because hope only costs $38 a month. That, my friends, is a bargain.


*Title inspired by Kat’s post
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2 Responses to Hope Costs $38 a Month

  1. Amy says:

    I’m a bargain hunter and I am telling you, this is the best deal I have ever seen for Hope.

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