Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Blogging for Compassion

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.)

1 comment:

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

I'd like to encourage you to follow up on that nudge to become an advocate.

First of all, you will not always have a stack of packets you're responsible for. They will send you two when you first join the network, but they do have an "expiration date" and the children will go back into the system within a month if not sponsored. After that, you can order more packets as you desire. I like to always have one packet with me, just in case God makes a connection.

Second, while working events is very enjoyable, there are lots of other benefits to joining the network. You will have access to many, many wonderful resources that help you to advocate for Compassion. Also, you'll have the option to meet up once a year or more for a advocate conference in your reason. I am initially shy, but have always loved every minute of the conferences I have attended. I walk out with new ideas and inspiration to further my work with this ministry.

As an advocate, you will not be asked to commit more than you're comfortable with, but you will be given the option and resources necessary to learn more and advocate more effectively.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!