March 12, 2010


The point of our "week in Thailand" was to get the girls more excited and familiar with the homeland of Aom, the child we sponsor through Compassion. Today's activity was a simple one: draw a picture for Aom. According to the letters we receive from Aom's family, she loves art and is a pretty exceptional artist herself. I thought this was rather impressive for a 5 year old:

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For comparison, here is the picture E drew for Aom:

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In case you were wondering (and I certainly was) the big thing is a tree and the little thing is a flower. We'll be sending this picture, along with a letter and updated picture of ourselves to Aom and her family via Compassion.

If you've ever been to a Christian concert, event, or even just surfed the Internet, you have probably heard of Compassion International. According to their website, "Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults."

There are many reasons why we chose to sponsor a child, but here are a few:
  • Encourage Generosity. We chose our sponsored child during the Christmas season to help refocus E from getting to giving.
  • Teach Multiculturalism. We want our children to respect and value diversity.
  • Promote Prayer. We pray for Aom and her family almost every night, allowing E the opportunity to consistently pray for a child she has never met.
  • Practice Our Faith. The Bible calls for us to care for "widows and orphans" (in other words, those who struggle to care for themselves). We like that Compassion works with local churches and faith-based organizations. Sponsoring a child is a simple but very practical way we can put scripture into practice.
If you're interested in sponsoring a child, visit Compassion's website or just click on the widget below. You can view available children directly online and even choose gender, age, and country if you'd like.

Sponsor a Child


  1. I "sponsor"a child, not with money but with writing letters to a girl who is sponsored by a company. The company doesn't write to the girl, so I do, also through Compassion. I fully agree with you, they do wonderful work :)

    Sawadee Ka

  2. And we are both compassion sponsors?! :) I love those pictures your kids drew.


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