Ever since coming back from Bolivia, God has been blowing my heart wide open, and has been challenging me to do even more for His Kingdom, to reach the lost and needy in His name. I asked myself what does this mean and how can I find the time to take on more, what with my job and my current volunteer activities. Then a thought came to mind (placed by the Holy Spirit, no doubt??), and everything became clear to me. I felt a peace in my heart as I knew what I had to do. A phrase that I have heard many times crossed my mind (I can't recall who authored it), and I have adopted it as my motto in life - "I live simply, so that others can simply live.
I have to share with you the challenge that God has placed on my heart to dig even deeper, and to dedicate 50% of my gross salary this year to child sponsorship in honour of Compassion Canada's 50th Anniversary, and for their tireless efforts to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. This will increase my sponsored Compassion children to 50+ in number, also in honour of the 50th Anniversary. Just this week, I took on the sponsorship of 6 children aged 18+ in Asia and Africa, to encourage them in the last 2-3 years of their program. I ask for your prayers as I undertake this personal challenge. God has been so good to me, blessing me with a wonderful Compassion family who stand with me in prayer for these precious children.