Why I sponsor

by John Ross


There are the obvious reasons to sponsoring a child in need:  helping to provide shelter, education, and food… but there is something deeper that happens as well.

Matthew 6:21  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Something that happens inside of you and me and something that happens inside of the child.

That something a connection wrapped in love.  A connection that goes beyond ethnicity, boundaries, and economics.

Investing in a child’s life not only allows that child to know that someone cares for and loves them in the Name of Jesus but it also allows the one sponsoring to invest their treasure into a place where their heart will follow.

Invest in worldly treasures and possessions and your heart will follow.  Invest in lives, children, and hope… and your heart will follow.

When you invest your treasure into a life… your heart certainly follows.  Your prayers, your heart, and your hopes become re-directed to wherever you are investing.

On the surface, it may appear that those of us “sponsoring” are the ones giving.  But the smiles, and joy, and future hope that child is receiving is worth far more on a return than anything I could give.