My relationship with Compassion Canada began five years ago in May of 2005 at a Geoff Moore & Mark Schultz concert at our church. My best friend, my mother and I had come to hear Mark Schultz, but we were moved to hear Geoff Moore speak of his first trip to Haiti. Through recounting his experiences, he taught us what sponsorship could do, and reminded us of the Gospel teachings to take care of the poor... mom and I knew that we had to do what we could.
I was not working at the time, so sponsoring a child was out of reach financially. My mother offered to financially support one sponsorship if I would help her with the correspondence. I can't thank her enough for being willing to do this with me.
That's when we started sponsoring Bessy, a little girl from Honduras who stole our heart.
This May, we will celebrate five years of having sponsored Bessy.
I can't say this without completely choking up...
This June, I will celebrate those five years of sponsorship by meeting Bessy in person, in Honduras, while on a Compassion Advocate Tour of Honduras...
It took years of prayer, but less than 24 hours for God to reach deep into my heart and pull out three cherished dreams, making them a reality. Not only has He made it possible, He has made it abundantly clear that this is what He would have me do for Him.
To know that He didn't have to...
Yet to know that He wanted to.
Kneeling in praise tonight,
Head bowed in a prayer of gratitude,
And barefoot... without a hope of ever finding the socks that God blew off my feet this past week.