I wasn’t sure this was something I wanted to get involved in, but you know how things work – I could NOT get those orphans out of my mind. I committed to pray about it every day for a week, looking for guidance and really taking a look at my life and how I was or wasn’t serving God. I go to church, I give my full tithe, and once a month I serve as a greeter before services. I’ve been pretty sure that I am doing my part. Then the pastor’s words from the other week really started to nag at me; “…to look after widows and orphans in their distress.” That’s what God says is acceptable religion.
Once my week of prayer and reflection was over, the answer was obvious.
Yes, the money each month would represent a change in my budget, but it’s not a big change, and at any rate, it feels right. Really, when was the last time I had actually sacrificed anything for my faith!There are lots of organizations working with orphans, but my friend was so positive about her experience with Mosaic Vision that I decided to give them a try first. I went on their website, read some stories, looked at their Facebook feed, and with my heart beating a little faster than normal, sent off an email asking for information on how to start, what the process was, etc. The next day I received a callback and had a long chat with a staff person who had the answers to my questions and had a few of her own: “How had I heard about Mosaic? Did I understand that my decision to sponsor an orphan represented a commitment? Did I have a preference for a boy or a girl? What age child would I like to sponsor?” I was shown several photos of kids waiting to be sponsored.