Monday, November 3, 2008


Some of you may remember the last time that Compassion took a group of bloggers overseas.

It was during that trip that Hubby, the Caterpillars, and I chose to sponsor two boys. One lives in Uganda and one in Brazil.

It amazes me how hard we had to look at the budget to make room for the $32 per month/per boy that the sponsorship is. Now, with me no longer working, and our income being reduced, we never once even considered dropping our sponsorship. It's not an option, it isn't any less of a necessity in our lives than water, shelter, or electricity. The impact it has made on my Caterpillars is amazing, they cannot wait for the day they get to travel to meet the younger of our sponsored boys.

This week, Compassion is taking another trip with bloggers, this time to the Dominican Republic.

I know some of my readers already sponsor children - either through Compassion or another faith-based program. If you don't, I challenge you to take a look at the children waiting.

As of this morning, there are 475 Children waiting in the Dominican Republic alone.

I feel very strongly about this program, so strongly that I'm afraid if I let the words flow - they would come out much harsher than I intend. Not because I think Compassion is the only right way to fulfill this calling, but that every single person has a responsibility to help others.

So, in whatever way you fulfill that human responsibility, I congratulate you.

And if you don't, yet - it only takes a click of the mouse to change a life forever.

To read the experiences of the Compassion Bloggers on this trip:

Melanie (or Big Mama) at BigMama
Marlboro Man and the 2 Girl Punks (Mum is Ree from The Pioneer Woman)
Mary at Owlhaven
Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Mom
Tim at Challies

~Lone Butterfly )i(

P.S. - In the time it took me to write this post, 2 children were sponsored from the Dominican Republic - there are now 473 children waiting for sponsors in this country.