What happens to your heart when you hear these words?
- You are so loved!
- I’m praying for you.
- I am so proud of you!
- Your smile lights up my heart.
- I am thinking about you.
- I see you working so hard!
- Having you in my life is a blessing.
- God bless you!
- I believe in you!
- You make the world a better place.
- I am so glad I know you.
- Keep it up!
I imagine your response is positive. Chances are these words encourage you to feel light, hopeful, loved, valued, wanted and confident. As the receiver of such words, you would feel very blessed by the giver. Hopefully, you have been on the receiving end of such encouragement and can understand how moment changing, day changing, and life changing it can be!
Have you ever thought to yourself, “the world needs more of this kindness thing?” It all begins with the power of 1. We know that 0+1=1 and 1+1=2, 2+1=3, 3+1=4… you get the idea. In a matter of moments, the power of 1 has increased. I have seen 1 person, 1 smile, 1 letter, 1 game, 1 thought/kindness acted upon change lives. I have seen that when 1 person inspires another person to follow suit with 1 kindness, suddenly there is 2. As 1, we can help many and we can affect great change. Together, we have the power to be influencers and change agents to an entire generation.
Acts 2:44-47 says (and Acts 4:32-35 similarly), “All believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Everyday they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”
What if I told you that with your power of 1, you could feed a child and I don’t mean food? You could feed heart, soul, and mind as well as the physical body.
Child sponsorship affects real change. I have seen and experienced this first hand through the power of 1+1 (you + a child). You have the ability to develop relationship, community, connection, and to feed love, truths, and hope to someone who without your power of 1 might not receive this encouragement God longs for them to have!
All of us at Connection Pointe have a Care Point with about 300 active children. We have only half of them sponsored. That means there are about 150 kids still waiting for someone to step into their purpose and encourage them and love on them. Child sponsorship is a small way to make a big impact if you are committed to your power of 1. Child sponsorship is so much more than sending a little money each month. It is a life changing experience if you accept the gift and walk in it! There is nothing greater than to know someone and to be known by them.
If you are ready for an opportunity for change, if you want to change a person’s life, a generation and a future, it all starts with 1 first step.