Sponsoring a child through Compassion helped Katie develop a heart for uplifting children. “As an unmarried young professional without nieces, nephews or even babysitting experience, I’ve never had consistent, in-person interaction with kids,” Katie explains.
Katie began sponsoring two young girls, Claudia and Hilary, and was unsure of how she would form a connection with them. “I wondered: ‘How will I relate to them? What do they need to hear?’ And I prayed that God would give me the answers and a heart for ‘my girls,’” Katie shares.
Katie and her sponsored children begin exchanging letters, stories, prayers and hopes. Katie developed a strong bond with the girls she sponsored and was deeply touched as she began to see the world through their eyes.
“Although I’m still far from an expert, through the letters I’ve exchanged with the kids I support through Compassion, I’ve finally come to understand on a personal level why children are so special. They not only show me unconditional love, but they’ve repeatedly taught me to look at things in a new way,” Katie shares.
Getting a glimpse into her sponsored children’s lives strengthened Katie’s trust in Christ and gave her a unique heart for children.
“Children, especially those in poverty, feel keenly that life is full of suffering and disappointment. But their confidence in God’s power and sovereignty inspires me to trust him more deeply,” Katie shares joyfully.
The Power of God’s Provision