Yesterday, Kat visited a mother and son who are sponsored in the Child Survival Program. The mother receives support and education about being a mom and raising her child to be healthy and thrive in other ways. Their house was smaller than my bathroom. Probably about the same as my laundry room. Equal to any of four of my walk-in closets. Kat took a video of that room house.
And I showed the video to Lydia and Asa.
I want my children to know about the world around them. We live in a huge house with lots of toys, clothes, books and food. I know they think this is normal. But it’s not normal. We live an abnormal life. My children are abnormally surrounded by STUFF. I want them to know it’s abnormal.
It’s why we sponsor two children through Compassion and one through World Vision. I want our kids to see our abnormal amount of stuff as tools to give and do more for others. Not to fill up their desires and wants.
Please follow along with the bloggers in the Philippines. Show your kids the pictures of the kids’ faces. Kids like them. Just without the abnormal amount of stuff. Pray together. And sponsor a child. Combine your family (and your stuff!) with another family across the world. It will change your life. And loosen the hold your stuff has on you.
And stay tuned this week, I’ve got another Summer Challenge for you and your kids this year. And a fun giveaway from World Vision! Just a few things that will help you talk to your children about poverty and love those living in it!