It has come to the point where I am needing to drop one of my sponsorships. I can't believe this is happening. Truly.
During the last couple of months, I've been taking money out of my savings account simply to pay bills and to buy groceries. I know that sponsoring children is good, but there is no way that God wants me to sacrifice meeting my own basic needs, paying my rent, and paying off student loan debt. In fact, the bible mentions paying off debts quite a lot.
So, I began to pray. Which child was I supposed to cancel? How could I do this? Each of my children have such a special story of how they came to join my family. I just couldn't imagine how I was going to do this. A friend of mine helped me think through it logically. The children I've been sponsoring for over a year and I have developed a relationship with, I need to keep. My three World Vision kids are staying with me. My beautiful girl in Honduras, who I will be visiting next year, I clearly cannot cancel her sponsorship. My kids in India? No way. My heart is so with India and I know that I will be spending time there in the future.
Well, that left one child, my Yonas from Ethiopia.
Yonas is 8 years old and his birthday is December 12th. He's in 3rd grade. He lives with his aunt and brother. His favorite thing to do is ride bikes, his favorite food is soup, he likes horses, his favorite color is red, and when he grows up, he wants to be a scientist.
If you would like to sponsor him, I will gladly share his information with you and you can call up Compassion to add him to your family.
I will be calling Compassion to cancel this afternoon.
Prayers are much appreciated!