Every so often, I like to browse the Compassion International website and view the children who are available for sponsorship. Even though I can’t take on another child right now, it’s fun to look and to pray for the children listed on the site. Compassion allows you to search for children in a variety of ways: by age, by country, by gender, by birthdate, by special needs, and even by first name. So if you want to sponsor a child in memory of a loved one or with the same name as you or a family member, you can quickly and easily check to see if there’s a child that fits that description!
Today, I was looking through the children and checking to see if any shared names with people I know. It wasn’t long before I found that there are four children currently available that share names with our worship band, Driftwood Cross! (You might have read about them here or here)
Here they all are!
First up is adorable four-year-old Hannah from the Philippines, who shares my name! Hannah makes her home with her father and her mother. Gathering firewood and running errands are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family. As part of Compassion's ministry, Hannah participates in church activities. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Running is her favorite activity.http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-biography.htm?needKey=PH8780202
Next is serious eight-year-old James from Kenya, who shares a name with Jim (James) Vaughan-Evans. James lives with his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 3 children in the family. Playing group games is James's favorite activity. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-video-biography.htm?needKey=KE4530100
Then we have smiling twelve year old Robert from Uganda, who shares a name with Bob (Robert) Tetford. Robert makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family. Ping pong, soccer and art are Robert's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-video-biography.htm?needKey=UG5300136
And lastly we have adorable four-year-old Larry from Nicaragua, who shares a name with worship leader Larry Baldwin. Larry lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family. Playing with cars and running are Larry's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/child-biography.htm?needKey=NI2560427
All of these children are in need of loving sponsors. To sponsor one of them, just click on the link above their picture.