The Hubster and I have one child I’ve not really mentioned on here before. It’s not because we don’t love him or care about him. It’s because he’s 8,000+ miles on the other side of the world. He’s our Compassion child, Samuel.
The Hubster first started sponsoring Samuel at a CIY (Christ In Youth) convention his Senior year of high school (Summer 2000). He continued to sponsor him throughout college and so when we got married I “adopted” Samuel as my own. I was so impressed that the Hubster had continued to support him, even while in college. I loved looking at Samuel’s pictures and reading his letters. We took the time to write him several times a year and sent him a wedding picture so he could “meet” me.
We’ve continued to support Samuel throughout our 9+year marriage. We try to write him every time he writes us. We also try to send a family picture once a year. Our kids have grown to “know” Samuel as their other brother. We’ve even had Mister Bull write him a letter or two (as part of his schooling practice).
Why am I introducing you to Samuel now? Well I have committed to blogging for Compassion once or twice a month. Usually those posts will be on Thursdays and called “Compassion Thursdays” (clever, right?!). But this month Compassion is trying to raise awareness about the many children that need sponsors. Their goal for September was to release 3,108 children from poverty in Jesus’ name. So far 1,515 children in poverty have been sponsored, but there are still 1,593 children that need YOUR help!!!!
This week Compassion is sponsoring a contest on Pinterest. Yes, you read that right – PINTEREST!!!!! Here’s how it works:
1. Head on over to My Sponsored Child board.
2. Click on the pin “Pin it! For My Sponsored Child” and REPIN!!!!
**I gain an entry for every repin.**
You can go over here and start sponsoring your own child today!!! You will receive 30 contest entries for each child you sponsor.
What do your entries get ya? Well, nothing. BUT…if you are chosen the winner your SPONSORED CHILD will reap great benefits!!
* 10 separate sponsors will win $25 gift for their sponsored child.
* 5 separate sponsors will win a $100 gift for their sponsored child’s FAMILY.
But, you have to hurry!!! This contest only runs through September 23, 2012!!!!
(All winners will be chosen randomly.)
Courtesy of Compassion International: http://blog.compassion.com/my-sponsored-child-pinterest-contest/#ixzz26l6aPQrC
I hope you will at least repin for me!!! And if you choose to sponsor your own child, please leave me a message so I can rejoice with you!!!
Thank you for your support!!
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