Friday, November 18, 2011

Missions In Action

As you finalize your Thanksgiving prep over the next few days, cross the groceries off your list, polish the silver, make the name cards...see if there is something you can do without.  Some of our birds alone will cost nearly $38.  The amount it costs to sponsor a Compassion child.  

Maybe you're not hosting Thanksgiving this year but you're starting a list of Black Friday deals.  How about sponsoring a child through Compassion in your mother-in-law's name or your grandchild's name?  

I want to share with you a short (7 minute) video.

Missions in Action is an interactive web series that was created with the purpose to make a difference around the world. The team is:
  • traveling around the world to identify problems that people are facing.
  • highlighting the actions that individuals and/or companies are taking to help those in need.
  • providing a way for viewers to help out.

Right now, this team is in the Philippines. They have visited children and families who live in poverty in flooded villages in northern Manila.

It's kind of hard to worry about whether the orange in your dinner napkins matches the orange in your tablecloth after watching this video.  There is something each of us can sacrifice this month to find those $38.  Won't you join Compassion in helping one child find their way out of poverty?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this, Jenni! I especially loved what you had to say about worrying about the orange colors in our decorating match :) It seems silly but to often I get caught up in focusing on things that are temporary and I know that God is consistently urging me to focus on what is eternal and what makes a difference in His name!


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