Sunday, November 02, 2008

Please Watch, Pray and Consider

with me this week as Compassion International leads a bloggers tour to the Dominican Republic. Compassion International is a Christian child development organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty in Jesus name.

You can follow the trip here here or you can go and visit:

Mary at Owlhaven
Melanie at Big Mama
Tim from and his son
Jennifer from 5MinutesforMom
Marlboro Man, Ree's husband at Pioneer Woman and their 2 daughters
And the trip leaders:
Brian Seay
Shaun Groves

Here is what Compassion says about this trip: “Known for its resort-speckled beaches, there’s another side to this Caribbean nation unknown to most vacationers. Our bloggers will visit a city dump where families scavenge for food and clothing. They’ll tour a neighborhood where drugs are trafficked and children live beside open sewers. And bloggers will also see firsthand how Compassion International and child sponsors are bringing hope to children living in these places by releasing them from poverty in Jesus’ name.”

Please consider if you might be able sponsor a child this week. The support you give with your financial contribution ($35 monthly) and your letters to your sponsored child will change a family's life. And it really is offering hope when life seems hopeless. I pray that your heart will be moved this week.


  1. What a nice post! I will check it out.

  2. Thanks for sharing this! We sponsor a little girl from the DR and she is such a joy and blessing in our lives! I was quite shocked when I found out how poor the DR really is. We were there two years ago for my sister's wedding and definitely saw the pristine beaches and touristy side of things!