I’ve blogged about Compassion a few times. You may have noticed the badge I have on my right sidebar. That’s not just random advertising. Compassion is an organization that helps children all over the world in poverty. You sponsor a child for $32/month. Lord knows we spend that much in Starbucks…in a week sometimes.
This week there are a group of bloggers visiting India on behalf of Compassion. They’re seeing how Compassion works first hand. One of the bloggers Pete mentioned in an email that I should go on one of their trips. My first response? My heart couldn’t take it. I’d have so many tears I wouldn’t be able to see straight. After reading their posts for today I’m realizing I can hardly take just reading about it. And maybe Pete’s right…maybe that’s exactly why I should go if I ever get the chance.
Two things I have to share that particularly hit me today. I twittered on Sunday about having the song This is the Day stuck in my head. Then the only video that Pete posted today was of an Indian boy singing that same song. What a WOW moment.
The second is Melissa told how 4 year olds are left home alone all day while their parents work. FOUR. The same age as Lexi. My heart just broke thinking of all those children by themselves. What could they possibly be thinking? Who helps them when they’re hungry? Who hugs them when they hurt themselves? It’s unfathomable to me.
I highly recommend you following them on Twitter using #compassionindia, reading all their posts this week (blogs listed below) and most importantly, sponsor a child. We CAN do something about this.
The picture above is our newest Compassion child Jayapriya. I had the girls sit with me and told them what we were doing. Lexi sweetly said, I’ll give her some of my church money. I told her I had the money I just needed help picking which one we’d help. All three of us pointed at Jayapriya when we saw her. She’s so precious!