Time and time again I hear great stories from people who become sponsors of children through Compassion International. Often people believe that God has spoken to them clearly and profoundly through the act of extending themselves with compassion towards the poor. I’d like to share just one such story with you here.
After I spoke and sang at “The Gathering” –
a Sunday evening college meeting as part of Heritage Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI on 8/14/11 – a college student named Zach wrote to me on Facebook message. Here’s what he wrote …
I was one of the people that decided to support a Compassion kid when you were at [my] church [gathering]. I have a cool God story that happened in the following week that you may like to hear.
So, I decided to commit to supporting a boy in Africa through Compassion. Didn’t think much of it, I just knew it was what God wanted me to do. The description of my boy reminded me exactly of myself when I was younger. That’s how I knew he was the kid for me to help.
Well, at the end of this past week my boss gave me a bonus, and the amazing thing was it was a few dollars more than the yearly total I had committed to supporting this kid.
Its amazing to see how God works. Thank you for coming to our church group. What you had to say definitely had an impact on how I view helping others, and [from] just talking in our small group tonight [it is apparent that] many others were impacted as well.
Thanks and God bless,
Thanks for sharing Zach!
To find out more for yourself about the work of Compassion, and perhaps discover your own cool God story, take this link: