Sunday, April 29, 2012

Y is for Yosselin and Yessy

Y is for two special little girls whose names start with Y; Yosselin and Yessy.  Yosselin came into our lives in 2006 when we saw her picture at a Compassion International booth.  Her birthday was the same month as our own oldest girl and so we picked her to sponsor.  She lives in Honduras.

Yessy we came to know more recently.  Last fall we took Button and Winnie aside and let them each pick out a little person to sponsor.  Button picked Thea, a little girl from here in the Philippines and Winnie picked Yessy, who is from Nicaragua.

Compassion International is amazing.  They partner with local churches to bring the children the eternal solution to poverty, as well as ministering to their unique physical and emotional needs.

From their website:
Sponsoring children in need is breaking the cycle of povertyCompassion 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.
Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. 
Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.
Although we sponsor through Compassion Canada we were able to tour the main office of Compassion Philippines and I was so impressed as I saw the thousands of letters being processed and the effect that has been made on the children.  

An effect has been made on my children too!  Every night we pray for 'our girls' and as we talk at the end of our day my children sometimes wonder aloud what their girls have eaten that day, what they are doing at that time, etc.  Their pictures are up on the wall in their room so we are reminded of them, and sometimes I get them to help me write the letters we send.    

Lives are truly being changed through Compassion.   Maybe you would like to be a part of it?  


Anonymous said...

Good for you! That is what it is all about! So great to have the girls get to help.

We appreciate World Vision's sponsorship too but we have only had boys in African countries.


Jess said...

We sponsore several children through Latin American Child Care. The first time one of "our" children grew too old for the program and left, I was depressed for weeks. Seems so wrong that we'll never hear from them again. Nice post.

Rhia Roberts said...

I love the Philippines. I've spent quite a lot of time there and would come back in a heartbeat if I could.