Several years ago Compassion International contacted Hearts at Home to inquire about becoming a ministry partner. We determined to spend a couple of weeks praying about the possibility. During those two weeks I had a dream that I will never forget. This was the first and only time in my life I ever felt God speaking to me in a dream.
In my dream I was driving a car and there was a truck full of children ahead of me. As we were traveling along this high speed highway, one of the children fell off the truck. I immediately stopped my vehicle and ran to care for the child. But no one else was stopping. I yelled aloud, “Doesn’t anyone care about this child?” But no one answered and no one stopped. And my dream ended very abruptly.
When I awoke I knew the answer to the question Compassion had asked. God had made it clear to me that we were to be a voice for the children who have no voice. We said yes to a ministry partnership. It was a no-brainer.
It was just over a year ago that my daughters and I spent a week in El Salvador with Compassion, International. It was a week that changed my life. For those of you who were following my blog at that time, it was a week that changed many of yours, too.
Today I want to remember. I never want to forget what poverty looks like and I never want to forget how simple folks like you and I can help. Click here to read through the posts from my trip last year.
If you feel that God is asking you to care about just one child, you can join the Compassion team by clicking here. It’s one team I’m glad I’m on!