A Request From My Daughter – You Can Help!
My oldest daughter Avery has a request.
She does not understand why there are kids around the world that do not have food to eat, medical care, or access to education. Her five-year-old mind doesn’t fully comprehend that our family can’t help every child, but she is truly bothered that there are hungry kids in the world.
Here is the story that my wife tells on her blog.
We were on the Compassion website looking at the little girl we sponsor. We were talking all about her country and finding pictures of other children who were waiting for a sponsor. After scrolling through page after page of un-sponsored children, Avery turned to me confused and asked
Why can’t we sponsor them all?
In that moment, as I looked into her eyes glistening with tears, I was ready to sell a kidney so we could sponsor some more kids. Luckily, Brent was sitting next to me and began to try to explain money to her. Her reply was
Well, what will happen to those kids if we don’t send them money?
Don’t you love how the concept of money is lost on children. They only focus on the right thing to do, not the financial strain that might result!
We talked through how we can pray for those children and how God will provide for them.
What about your website? Can you ask them to send money?
Yes, Avery is very persistent, some might say stubborn, and I do believe she has caught my heart for helping children in need. So here is the request from my oldest daughter. We know not everyone is in a position to sponsor a child every month, but her desire is for 10 children to be helped.
So what can you do? Avery is asking:
- Sponsor a child. Compassion makes it extremely easy to see all the un-sponsored children. Here is a list of all children needing sponsored. Begin sponsoring a child today. Its only $38 a month!!
- Donate SOMETHING. If you are not able to commit to sponsoring a child, visit Compassion and give even a small amount. At the top of their site there is a “Make a Contribution” link. If you click on that, you can send money for anything from water filtration to AIDS initiative to wherever the greatest need is. You can donate $5, $10, or any other amount you feel like you can handle this month. Every dollar counts. And although this money goes into a general fund and not to a specific child, with these contributions, 10 children will ultimately be helped.
- Let Avery Know. (This one isn’t necessary but it would be neat for Avery to see her idea in motion) After you have donated, let me know either by a comment on the blog or through an email or contact page. I would love for Avery to see her wish of 10 children being helped come true.