“We Can Make a Difference”
One of my favorite songs is Jaci Valasquez’ “We Can Make a Difference.” It makes me want to stand up and conquer the world in Jesus’ name! It’s kind of like a fight song. It’s inspiring ~ It’s empowering ~ And it’s contagious!
Look around your world
It will testify
Some have empty hearts
Some have hungry eyes
God can heal the suffering through our hands
Find compassion, take a stand

We can make a difference
We can make a change
We can make the world a better place….

Teach the world to smile
And hear angels sing
Feel the breath of God
And the power it brings
It’s time to come together, you and I
And share the love of Jesus Christ

We can make a difference
We can make a change
We can make the world a better place…
I don’t know if the Compassion International staff and volunteers walk around singing this song but… I do know that they are living it. I saw it first hand while visiting their project centers in and around Quito, Ecuador. They gave me a clear picture of God’s vision for the poor and the needy.

Jesus calls us to “love as I have loved you” and to serve “the least of these” for the Glory of God. Compassion’s response is to love children living in poverty the way God loves them. It’s His love that shines through the eyes of everyone involved with Compassion International. That’s exactly what God desires from each of us – that we share His passion for the poor and the needy.

I’ve put together a list of some practical ways to implement God’s vision for the poor and the needy, and to share His vision with your children, youth group, Sunday school class, small group, Gather and Grow group, etc. Get creative ~ Have fun ~ Make a Difference… singing is optional!


Sweet Blessings,
LeAnn


3 Comments:

Blogger Van said...

Sweet Blessing - That is what I recently expereinced when I received letters from my two sponsored children. Then I wrote them back. What satisfying joy to be able to know that I have two children whose lives are changed forever because Compassion INternational gave me the opportunity to touch a needy child!

Blogger Melissa said...

Amen and Amen! You know, I selfishly admit, that when I signed up to sponsor a child (sweet Maria Jose'), I thought my family would be blessing her. But I believe we are just as blessed, if not more, by having the honor of sponsoring her. Not just because we are helping to provide for her, but because we now feel like we have family in Ecuador. We really do consider Maria a part of our family. We love her so much and her family too. Please go to my blog to read more about Maria, http://melissataylorp31.blogspot.com/2008/01/meet-maria-ecuadorian-princess.html.

Also, consider sponsoring a child through Compassion. And if you aren't called to sponsor a child financially, please just pray for these precious children, their futures, and their families!

We can make a difference...
Melissa

Blogger MISSIONMAN said...

LeAnn
Just want to share with you that I did 5 missions in Santo Domingo Las Colarados in Equador, we work with the children in the slums and it was a life changing experience.

May God blees you dearly for what you are doing.

Yours ALex, a friend in Christ

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