Life in the Fishbowl

Living by the Todd Family Motto: "It behooves us to live." I want to change the world.

Sponsorship can change a child's life forever

Sponsoring a child can change a life forever

Sponsorship can change a child's life forever

During the time that she was under the care of Holt International, Mihret had a sponsor. Someone prayed for her, thought about her, and received updates about her. They helped provide food, shelter, and clothing for her. They supported her. They loved her from afar.

While we’ve never met the person (or people) who sponsored Mihret while she was in care, we are extremely grateful for the generosity that they poured out on our Little Girl.

It’s probably a little corny, but I can’t help but think of the line in that Ray Boltz song, Thank You:

Then another man stood before you
And said remember the time
A missionary came to your church
And his pictures made you cry
You didn’t have much money
But you gave it anyway
Jesus took the gift you gave
And that’s why I’m here today

Someone gave. And a life was changed.

So while we were volunteering at the Holt booth at Winter Jam this past weekend, we explained to Mihret how her picture was once in one of these folders and how someone helped her while she was waiting to come home with us.

After she found that out, she was excited to help spread the news of Holt’s child sponsorship program.

By the end of the night, our little child sponsorship evangelist was pretty tuckered out. But it was worth it because children’s lives are being changed forever because of these sponsorships.

Whether you work through Holt International, World Vision, Compassion, Show Hope, or any of the other life-giving sponsorship programs, thank you for what you’re doing. You’re helping to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.

Thank you.

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have three kids, a dog, and a guinea pig. Our youngest daughter was adopted from Ethiopia. We are in the process of adopting again. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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  • Eternal Lizdom says:

    My church supports Mission Guatemala and they have a child sponsorship program. I’ve thought about it in passing from time to time. But maybe it is time to make a commitment.
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    March 26, 2014 at 10:36 am
    • Matt Todd says:

      I highly recommend it. Not only does it do a ton of good for the child you’re supporting (and his/her community), but it also helps remind us that not everything is about us and our own little corner of the world.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:54 am

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