I’d like to introduce Christine to you. She’s the little girl I sponsor through Compassion. She’s twelve years old and lives in Uganda with her mother and sister and loves football (the real football – also known as soccer). Every month we write to each other and I am amazed that all we transfer from one continent to the other is a piece of paper in an envelope. Yet in that piece of paper there is so much love. I care for Christine and her family and pray that God will strengthen them. And I hope to one day meet them in person.
Christine was one of the 1.4 billion people who lived below the poverty line (less than $1.25 US dollars a day), but not anymore. Now she receives food, an education, and, most importantly, she is taught the Word.
But there are millions of other children still living below the poverty line.
Millions that go to bed hungry.
Millions that die every year of preventable diseases.
A million sounds like a big number. But really, it’s not. It’s just a lot of little kids like Christine.
I put Christine’s picture on my desk in a frame that has “Imagine” on it because that’s what I enjoy doing: picturing what the world would be like if all the “Christine’s” of the world had sponsors.
I know it may never happen, but I still like to imagine.