Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On World Vision and Choosing Compassion


Kristen Howerton (as usual) sums it up: "this is yet another instance in which Christians are telling the world that their feelings about gay people are stronger than their compassion."

For several years, my family has supported World Vision USA. Studies have shown that child sponsorship has a statistically significant economic impact. When I was abroad in Uganda, I witnessed firsthand, fellow students who had been sponsored by World Vision USA's programs and were thriving because of it. 

Yesterday, World Vision USA changed it's HR policies. They didn't take a stand on "gay marriage" issue. They simply made an internal employee policy change.

Because of this, the lives of thousands of children hang in the balance. This is not a political or religious issue. This is a matter of life and death. Child sponsorship through World Vision USA is the reason many children are receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS. World Vision USA is the reason children are going to sleep at night, under their mosquito nets, with full bellies. World Vision USA is the reason children in developing nations are able to attain an education- an opportunity they absolutely would not have otherwise.

As the song goes,
Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red, brown, yellow
Black and white
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children
Of the world
Will you stand with me in support of the blessed, life-saving work World Vision USA is doing? 

My goal is that in the midst of this sickeningly petty controversy, 10 more children will be sponsored. Will you help me?

2 comments:

  1. I love that you're doing this. I have a gym membership that automatically deducts $35 from my account every month. A gym that I haven't stepped foot inside in over a year. I'm going to look into switching this deduction. I'd rather it go towards feeding someone than a black hole of uselessness.

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  2. I don't really understand this controversy but PEOPLE seriously....put the children first. Thanks for posting about such important issues like these. XOXO

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