Kids Sponsoring Kids- A Christmas Blessing

It is easy to fall into a rhythm and continue to do things the way we’ve always done them. Celebrating Christmas is no exception. There’s the shopping and the food, maybe traveling to see family is part of your rhythm. Well we met a family recently who is changing it up and doing something new. Something they’ve never done as part of their Christmas celebrations before, and it’s going to change a life. Wow! If that’s not a Christmas miracle then I am not sure what is!

The Burgess Family sat down together and chose a deaf child to sponsor for Christmas. The Burgess children are ages 6, 5 and 1. While truly understanding what poverty is or what deafness is at that age is difficult, the kids do know that they are blessing another child whom they don’t know personally and who lives somewhere far away. The family is now sponsoring Jozelle, who lives in the Philippines and is 17 years old.  It’s a huge blessing for Jozelle of course but it’s also such a blessing for the family. We all want to demonstrate love and generosity this time of year. To be such a bold example of that for your children is beautiful indeed. 

Kids sponsoring kids is what Jesus is all about! And this time of year is all about Jesus! Jesus has so much love for all the children of the world and to know that despite thousands of miles of distance between them and cultural differences, and economic differences and language differences and ethnic differences… they have found a way to love one another. 

We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

Here are more heartwarming pictures of kids sponsoring.  Deaf Child Hope loves you and is praying for you this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS!