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Introducing our Compassion Child

Written By: Jodi on March 6, 2008 6 Comments

Here she is!


Meet Selina, a 4 year old little girl from northern Tanzania! She has 2 siblings, attends church activities and Bible class and likes playing with dolls and group games. Isn’t she cute? So solemn. We hope to put a smile on that precious little face.

I guess I may have to start learning some Swahili. Unless she uses some other local dialect, of course. Good thing they have interpreters for the letters!

We should receive our information packet in a couple of weeks, then we can start writing to her. It says she is in kindergarten, but I’m not sure if that’s accurate, given her age. She is almost 5. Someone will read our letters to her and write to her for us until she can do it on her own, so no worries.

I’m so grateful for this opportunity to reach out and touch a child on the other side of the world in Jesus’ name. I pray her life will be blessed by our love.

Selina is 9 hours ahead of us and about 8,233 miles away. It would take us more than 16 hours of actual flight time to reach her. Here are the current weather conditions near Selina’s home:



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6 Responses to “Introducing our Compassion Child”

  1. Paul Maurice Martin says on: 6 March 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I heard an appalling statistic recently. Charitable giving from rich to poor countries comes out to something like .04% of GNP.

    The church tradition of one tenth sounds so much more appropriate. But unless governments around the world can start to think of better things to do with their billions of dollars beside create pointless wars, it’s hard to see anything happening beyond the continued widening of the worldwide gap between rich and poor.

  2. Gina Webb says on: 10 March 2008 at 4:09 pm

    That’s really neat. So, what about adoption:)

  3. Jodi says on: 11 March 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Well…that is always a possibility in my mind. In fact, I was starting to fill out paperwork for a Korean adoption when we found out that we were pregnant with Benjamin. I thought I wouldn’t be able to have a baby so we were going down that road. As it worked out, we didn’t adopt – but I still have it in the back of my mind as something I’d still like to do. Adoption costs a lot more than $35 a month, though! I guess my Compassion child is ‘adoption lite’. :-)

  4. Compassion dave says on: 12 March 2008 at 9:48 am

    What a precious child. may the Lord bless you and Selina both (and I am certain He will).

    I hope and pray others with be moved to sponsor children when they observe how the Lord blesses all involved.

    God bless.



  5. Gina Webb says on: 12 March 2008 at 1:04 pm

    That’s awesome that you have considered it before:) Being led of the Lord is what it’s all about, right:) Sorry I missed your presentation. In all honesty, I just totally forgot that it was last week. My mother and grandma were in town visiting from MI and I was slightly side-tracked;) I am sure you did awesome though! Def looking forward to the blog review…

  6. Melonie (Momma & More) says on: 23 March 2008 at 6:55 pm

    What a doll baby – and yes, so somber looking. How much you wanna bet she just refused to smile for the *camera*. No matter where kids are they’ll do that every time. heehee.

    Adoption huh. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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