I have written lots of times before about our connection with Compassion, the organization we sponsor children through. (The post where I tell about all our kids is here.) I signed up a while ago to become a compassion blogger, because I believe so strongly in what they're doing and how they're doing it. Every once in a while they send me topics to blog about, and sometimes, if I can write something interesting, then I have. I'm not a pushy about anything, though (I would be the worst sales person ever), so writing to tell you that you should sponsor a child - I probably just wouldn't do it. I couldn't tell anyone that they should do anything. Except my 13 year old - that's a whole different story!! That's in my job description as Mom.
I got an email the other day from Compassion International, saying that September is Blog Month. They are focusing on getting more children sponsored via the internet than any previous September. So you may see a few more posts here with a Compassion theme - I'm on board to help with that goal. I do think they do a fantastic job with the whole sponsorship thing, and would love to see some kids sponsored because I took the time to make you aware of the need.
I have to tell you that in thinking through this stay-at-home-mom job I've taken on, I did consider becoming an Advocate with Compassion. There doesn't seem to be many events to help out at, though, and I didn't like the idea of having a stack of child packets that I was responsible for finding sponsors for.... because of that not-selling-things thing. So I'll write a bit on their behalf, instead, and wear the Compassion Blogger badge with pride.
(Click here to see all of my posts about Compassion.)