“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Prov 31:8-9)
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by Robin at PENSIEVE
Poverty is a wicked assault that seeks to strip away the dignity of those in its path. January 26, 2009 is a significant date to me; it's when Shaun Groves called me for the first time to discuss the possibility of me joining him on the next Compassion Bloggers trip.
While there's an entire level of insanity for me to leave my husband and children to go, observe and write about a people I don't even know, it was never even a question I had to ask myself. I said it to him, and in the ensuing months, over and over again to others, "I can think of no better reason to write than to lend my voice to those who have none of their own..." [See Prov 31:8-9]
Look at these kids—they have hope! Compassion kids are different, you can see it in their eyes (it's always in their eyes...). We visited four different projects this week and I could see joy...peace...hope in their countenance, something that was noticeably absent in street kids or those wandering villages.
If you've finally reached the tipping point and are ready to sponsor a child in need and release him from indignity of poverty, please click here and you'll meet children who are waiting to hear from you. At least click through to learn more.
It might just be the first move in a domino effect that breaks the cycle of poverty in a family forever...
because young girls and old women shouldn't have to bathe in the streets.
You can read Robin's entire guest post, "Revelation" at Rocks In My Dryer.