I’m sure most of you have heard of the charity Compassion International. It’s a program where you can pay a certain amount of money each month to care of a child in a third world country. You get the opportunity to write to and receive letters from your sponsored child and a privileged few have even had the chance to go and meet their child. And of course, the best part, the people of Compassion who are stationed in these countries use the donations they receive to pour the love of Jesus into the lives of these children and their families.
Since this is my favorite charity, I leapt at the opportunity to partner with a unique facet of the organization called Blogging for Compassion, the point of which is to raise awareness for these children.
One of the most urgent needs right now is the Philippians. As you may be aware, a hurricane three and half times as powerful as Katrina hit the Philippians last Friday morning. Deaths are already reported to be in the thousands with the claim that a final estimate of 10,000 causalities is entirely possible. The survivors are in desperate need of food, shelter, medical attention, etc.
Compassion has set up an information page with ways you can help here. Please pray for them and pray about ways you can help show Jesus’ love to these people in their desperate hour of need. THANKS!