There are many people in the body of Christ who do not have current responsibility as a parent who nevertheless could take up an additional responsibility. There are many children throughout the world who could use a sponsor to help provide for their education and for other needs throughout their lives. I would like to give this challenge to those who are in my age range whose children are now starting to leave home: become the sponsor of another child somewhere else in the world who needs you. I would like to give this same challenge to any single adults of any age: become the sponsor of a child somewhere else in the world who needs you.
Please make this a matter of prayer first, and a matter of faith that God will provide for a child somewhere else in the world through you. Please make this a matter of giving beyond your regular church and missionary giving.
The expense of sponsoring a child or even a family elsewhere in the world is not great: about $30 a month for a child and $40 a month for an entire family. That’s less than the cost of basic cable TV or a cell phone in most places. Many of us can afford that even without skimping on our own luxuries and entertainment.
Here are two links which can get you started if you are interested:
“As surely as you have done it to the least of these my brothers, you have done it for me.”