Sunday, October 19, 2014

The last treasure of the weekend.

Dear Readers,

Thank you for sticking with me this weekend as I share three very special kiddos with you all! Each of these children needs to have a sponsor by the end of October, so please share these posts with everyone you know and pray for God to provide sponsors for these three! 

Click here for the blog post about Luis!

Click here for the post about Urmila!
If you're new here, please click over to my first post in this series about Urmila. Today you get to meet the newest, and last, little love. Her name is Elyse, and she lives in Togo. This beautiful young lady is nine and lives with her mother and father. Her household chores include cleaning and running errands. Her father sometimes works and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are seven children in the family.

Typical houses in Elyse's region are made of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, and cassava. A common health problem is malaria. Most adults work on plantations or as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $10 per month. Let me just stop there for a moment. Ten dollars a month. In the United States, the average person probably spends more than $10 on a daily basis. It's crazy to think that's all they make a month. 

Your sponsorship will provide Elyse with Bible teaching, drama and prayer groups, retreats, choir, hygiene and nutrition education, physical exercises, health screenings, nutritious food, games, field trips, community service opportunities, tutoring and educational materials. 

All of these opportunities are just typical activities every other child loves to do, so you might overlook them. They mean so much to the children involved, though!  Our sponsored child, Moris, loves to participate in the drama group at his center. After one of his plays, all of the kids hoisted him onto their shoulders and carried him out while cheering. These programs are wonderful, safe places for these kids to get love. She will also be provided with the opportunity to pour that love back out in community service projects! 

Not only will your sponsorship provide the support for Elyse to benefit from all of these programs, you will have the opportunity to get to know her and to be a positive influence in her life. I promise you this is an opportunity you won't want to miss.

I will have these children until the end of October, and if they don't have a sponsor by then, their information gets sent back to Compassion. I believe they have sponsors out there, though, and am praying this blog post will guide someone to them! They are actually my second group of children this month. Amazingly, God provided a sponsor for my first three within two days of getting their packets in the mail. Would you like to sponsor any of these three children?

To find out more about Compassion International, please visit:

Thank you for listening. Your Blogger,

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