It was just over half a century ago this month when the most popular music of the day was heard on the AM radio dial. I remember it like it was yesterday. My cousins had these great new “toys” — transistor radios. The radios ran on a 9-Volt battery, fit in your pocket, picked up those great AM stations, and came of age in the 1960’s as I became a teenager. There was no gift in the world I desired other than this one for my 13th birthday, and I begged incessantly. Problem was even though under $10, they were pretty pricey back then. Every effort to encourage a different choice failed miserably. Mom worked extra shifts at her retail job so my dream could come true. I received the desire of my heart, I enjoyed my portable music, but the satisfaction I felt when listening to that little treasure box was always tarnished by the thoughts of mom’s sacrifice — and to tell the truth, it was a cheaper version and never worked that well either.Our family was poor, but certainly had much compared to children in developing countries today. For many of these children, their greatest birthday wish is to have a Compassion sponsor. They know that sponsorship means they will receive nutritious meals, and a safe place to belong. While attending the Compassion project they also receive educational opportunities, tutoring, mentoring, lots of love and lots of Jesus. Every single day many children (and their family members) accept Jesus as their Savior through Compassion programs.
Your sacrifice of $38 per month and the time you take to write letters to your sponsored child will let him/her know they are loved and give them great hope for their future. Follow this link to “Give a Child the Best Birthday Gift Ever”, one that will certainly still be treasured a half century from now without the regrets!!! (The children featured at the above link have a birthday today. Or you may easily search for a child that shares your birthday or that of your child.)