Compassion International’s mission is to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.
Spiritual poverty. Economic poverty. Social poverty. And physical poverty.
So their reach is to the poorest of the poor. The poorest neighborhoods and villages - and then to the poorest who live in those places.
That’s where we’ve been today.
by children and moms who are not just poor - but many of whom are also
HIV positive and infected with Malaria. Including several children
who, as a result, probably won’t live to be older than two or three
And so now I’m back in my air conditioned hotel room trying to figure out how in the hell to process it all...
...while I stare at my dirty shoes.
Shoes that cost more than most of these people will make in three or four months.
If they’re lucky.
To be honest, it’s just overwhelming. Confusing. And more than anything, it’s a painful reminder that our world, is in fact, broken.
That’s all for now.
No need to comment words of “encouragement” or promises from the scriptures, or anything else that so many of us want to offer after reading a post like this. I know all that. And I know there’s hope. I’ve seen a good bit of it today - even in the midst of the mess.
But for now, I just need to feel it.
Then after that.....I’ll go clean my shoes and blog some hope.