I would like to request prayer. Pray that through this God will be glorified. He has me here for a reason and I pray that I might be effective in presenting this ministry. Pray that hearts will be moved and changed. No matter the results pray that his hand will be involved in this....God Bless and Thank You! <><
- Chuck Guth
- Abingdon, Md, United States
- Director of Operations & Sponsorship Engagement for Remember the Children,Serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Compassion International in Md, Va and DC. Avid Disney lover (OK- I am a kid at heart!) but my focus is reaching out to the lost and least of these. My heart belongs to our sponsored children in Romania, Honduras and now Tanzania!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Part of child sponsorship is writing letters to your sponsored child.Sponsorship actually changes two lives- the child's and the sponsors. I know I can't wait to open every letter that one of my sponsored children sends me. Each day I hope to get a letter. I can imagine it is the same way for them. I tell many sponsors it is not the $38 that counts but rather the relationship that you are building. A sponsored child does not understand the monetary amount- that is what enables them to be in the program and provides for them. What makes a difference in their lives is that connection that is built through letter writing. Hearing from their sponsors shows that we care and love them unconditionally. When I saw Linda in May she brought every letter I had written to show me that she had saved them. Having been on two Sponsor Tours to Honduras I cannot tell you how many children have come up to me and said "Will you tell my sponsor to write to me?" I don't know their sponsor and this breaks my heart.
When I am talking to a potential sponsor I make sure that this fact is clearly made known. To release a child from poverty is not just about $$$$ but about giving hope through encouragement and sharing. Compassion does have a correspondence program in which people who understand the importance of letter writing will write to those children who do not have sponsors that write letters. I have included with permission an excellent slide show of some photographs of children with their letters. Look at how much they care.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child and making a difference let me know.....it really does impact two lives.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
In case there is any doubt of why Compassion is my Ministry, why I am a child advocate and why I am proud to be an Area Coordinator. There is no greater blessing then to know you can make a difference. $38/month is pocket change when compared to the impact it truly has. Blessings....... <><
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Which brings me to today. I am not sure why but my heart is extremely heavy for Honduras and the situation. Honduras is one of the poorest Central American countries and this is not helping the situation. Other countries are withdrawing support and Honduras is suffering. I can only imagine the impact this is having on Linda, Jeyelly, Jorge & Sophia. I personally cannot imagine this going on in my city and yet here is my "other family" and there is nothing I can do. I made friends in Honduras in May. Oscar, Dani, Gaby, Abraham...just to name a few...and I sit here wondering if they are OK and what is happening in their lives. Amazing that I can sit here on a laptop and chat with friends. I can go on Facebook and see what people are up to. Yet I am stuck right now just watching news reports and praying. How I wish I could grab my cellphone and call and just let them know they are in my prayers. I think frustration is the word of the day for me.
Yet I know God is in control. Everything is in His hands....my life verse is Ephesians 6:10.... Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. I need to hold that close to my heart right now. I need to believe that now more than ever. My heart is in Honduras and I wish I was there right now just to comfort and hug my second family. Tonight I will look at the full moon and the stars and pray for a peaceful resolution. A resolution that will come quickly. I also will pray that they know I am with them in spirit and am thinking about them.
Will you join me in prayer????? Blessings! <><