Do we take things for granted living in North America?
Of course we do. But let's not also overlook the fact that, in the middle of our everyday routines, we are able to make a very real and lasting impact in the lives of children and families in the developing world. It's NOT just a catch-phrase. You CAN make a difference.
The child, and the child's community benefits directly from the financial help you offer. The funds provide essentials to live, and tools needed to help forge a brighter future. And, just as important, the personal connection with you - the sponsor - give them what they need most. Hope.
You benefit too. There is something powerful, something supernatural, about the words of Jesus when He said "It is better to give than to receive." When we give of what we have, and see the joy and hope it provide, WE end up feeling blessed. Why? Because, in Christ, this is an important part of our purpose.