...the fifth member of casa de phillips. Nagina turns five in a week.
I have to be honest and say in the past I was very hesitant about organizations that have people sponsor children in poverty-stricken areas. I have met someone in the past who worked for such an organization (not Compassion International) who had less than favorable things to say about such industries. His comments left me quite jaded over the years, question how much good someone could really do by mailing in a small monthly payment in hopes of helping a child. How is that money really allocated? Is some industry Fat Cat living the high-life with my $31 contribution each month, while tossing the extra buck out to those actually in need?
Did you guess I was such a cynic?
I recently decided that I needed to get past such cynicism and that as a family we needed to sponsor a child. Our children need to understand how other people live in this world. I am eagerly awaiting our Sponsor packet to arrive by mail so we can get to know more about our little girl in India.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child through Compassion International, check out their website.
If you are interested in knowing more about their work in India, you can follow a group of bloggers who are currently blogging about this here.
Be sure to let me know if your family grows by one child today!