Sunday, May 03, 2009

Compassion Bloggers - India


I have to admit, it has been really difficult to write again on the family blog, after having followed these blogs for the last week…


I am emotionally wrung out, and I'm not sure if my heart will ever be the same.

I'm not sure if I'd want it to be.

These folks flew to India as Compassion Bloggers in order to bring awareness to the work that Compassion does, and the difference that sponsorship makes, not only in the life of a child, but in the lives of families and communities. Feel free to read more information on it here.

After having heard about a family of five living in a house shack in India, a house so small that it's smaller than most Canadian bathrooms... so small that some family members sleep outside on their front lawn the sidewalk... how can I look at our house the same way again? The boys complain about sharing a room, and frankly, Terry and I have had our share of complaints over the fact that they share a room... those complaints seem so insignificant now. The list goes on. We get frustrated that Jillian uses an entire bottle of body wash in the bath when she plays in there for hours. We have a bath. Our bath is inside our house, our bath is not a bucket of dirty water on the street in our neighborhood, with which we bath in public. The soap can be replaced (although the price of the soap she wastes every month equals the price of a sponsorship... what could we cut out, save on, and make a difference with?)

How can we live simply, so that they can simply live?

If you feel led to have your life changed through sponsorship while changing lives... these links are for you!

If you live in Canada, click HERE
If you are in the U.S., click HERE