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A special message from Mary Southerland..."

 

 

I want my life to matter … to really count. One of the ways I can do that is by sponsoring a child through Compassion. On a recent trip to El Salvador, I saw how God could change the life of a child through my gift of $38 a month. I was blown away by how much can be provided for such a small amount of money:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Clothing
  • Education
  • Medical care
  • The love of God shared through the local church

I am not an easy audience. I asked questions … watched carefully … visited the homes of sponsored children … talked with parents, workers, strangers … because I want to know that every penny I give goes directly to the child I am sponsoring. And I came away convinced that it does.

I was so impressed with Compassion’s commitment to excellence, integrity and accountability. But I was more impressed by the way they love children and the families of those children. They are making a difference!

I am one of the co-founders of Girlfriends in God. And we are excited to announce that God is leading us to sponsor a village of children through Compassion. That’s right! A GIG village! And when we have found sponsors for all of the children in our first GIG village in El Salvador, we will move to another place and start again!

I want to invite you to join me in this exciting new adventure. Let’s make a difference in this very broken world by bringing hope and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children around the world.

Mary Southerland