We Lost

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May 18, 2017 by genelup

Christianity lost another battle, although someday it will win the war.
For decades, Compassion International reached out to poverty children in India through 587 churches. Compassion International sought sponsors throughout the Christian world to help these children. It set up Child Development Centers (CDC) in these churches.
Each sponsor sent $38 a month to support these CDCs. The children lived at home, but during the day at these centers they received nutritional meals, attended school, received medical attention, learned vocational skills, and learned the love of Jesus.
Four years ago, my wife and I sponsored a 14-year-old girl in India through Compassion. We were able to write letters to her, and she wrote back. She studied English, and wrote to us in her good, but somewhat broken English. We developed a close bond with her, and followed her struggles in school until she won victory graduating from high school and now she is in college.
She asked many questions about my wife and me, and she wanted to know the latest news about our two grown children and our young grandchildren. In her letters she called us Uncle and Aunt. We were family to her. She prayed for us, and we prayed for her. Each year, we sent her birthday and Christmas gifts. Actually, only money. She never bought a toy for herself but some item for her family’s kitchen. She had a heart of gold, and we treasure her letters.
But all that has ended; we probably never will be able to communicate with her again. Recently, the India government kicked Compassion International out of the country, and forbid us sponsors to send any more money to our sponsored children. New government officials decided Jesus shouldn’t be taught to these children. All the Child Development Centers were shut down. A total of 147,000 children that we helped in India to get out of poverty and give them hope vanished.
My wife and I feel we lost a family member.

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