I was one of six people who staffed a Compassion International table during the Newsboys concert at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. My sole purpose was to help concert goers consider and begin sponsorship of a child and embark on the incredible journey of breaking the cycle of poverty for a boy or girl halfway around the world.
I was near tears most of the evening, particularly as I helped people pick sponsorship packets or answered questions or shared briefly about my experience with Compassion.
|Some of my table mates hamming it up|
Compassion's mission of advocating for children and releasing them from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty is something close to my heart. I've been a part of Compassion since December 2001 when I started sponsoring a boy named Jhonny in Bolivia. He turned 19 this month.
I've also sponsored a girl, Diane, in Rwanda since May 2004. She's now 14 and has been asking in her letters when we'll get to meet. I hope it's one day soon.
Being at the event tonight wasn't all work. We got to also enjoy the concert. I came home with ringing ears and a happy heart.
|Newsboys! Michael Tate is that teeny figure on center stage|