"By making sure children have enough, they are less vulnerable to the darkness and desperation that surrounds them."
- Shaun Groves
I remember when it happened. I was performing in the Netherlands with Michael W. Smith in front of 36,000 people. I should have felt exhilarated. Fulfilled. I was successful according to the music industry. I had reached the peak! Yet I knew something was missing, and I began to wrestle with a thought: could there be more?
Shortly afterward, an artist relations manager from Compassion invited me on a trip. Because I was sponsoring a child through Compassion, I knew their ministry aligned with my music. I decided that if God had bigger plans for me, I should open myself up to this opportunity. I said “yes” to El Salvador.
That trip became a turning point in my life.
I saw faces without hope. I saw little bodies without food. I saw earthly poverty unlike anything I had witnessed before. But here’s the irony: this trip cast light on MY poverty. I was suffering from a poverty of purpose.
As a follower of Jesus, I’ve always known what He has saved me from. But in El Salvador I discovered what faith in Christ has saved me for.
I now have a purpose. I am committed to bringing hope to hopeless places. I have added a horizontal trajectory to my vertical ministry. But beyond the dimension it has given my life’s work, it has radically transformed my little girl’s life in El Salvador.
Read more to find out how Shaun’s sponsorship of Yanci saved this little girl’s life.