His eyes sparkle with passionate intention. He praises God in two languages - if not three. Fervently he seeks the Lord, and compassionately he shares Him. He honorably serves the Lord in all that he does. Like a kindled fire reaching toward heaven, his life in word and deed points to the Creator - even, especially, without fail, in his own brokenness. His name is ________________ .
Many years ago he was sponsored by a couple that he has never met. I wonder how their hearts would rise toward heaven in praise if they could see him today - a young man in his twenties turning squabbles in the school yard into gateways to the gospel, a young man leading his young countrymen to the path of life? I wonder what dollar amount would they put on their investment . . . . $X a year for Xyears - no! Glory for all eternity!!!! This one decision altered his life forever, and therefore the lives of many others that he has influenced for the Kingdom of Heaven, who will rejoice on the streets of gold because he shared Jesus with them in a school yard on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic at a school called Makarios. The sponsored child now a man serving the Lord with all of his heart. That is what we hope for for every sponsored child, a life of surrender to the Lord cloaked with the hope of all eternity, rich in love.
Practically speaking, sponsoring a child at Makarios means that that child receives two meals a day, biblical teaching, the opportunity for dicipleship, vitamins, dental and medical checkups, etc. that they would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive. What’s not to love about that? The tangible things that sponsorship provides are a huge blessing to the students who receive them, but even greater than these are the intangible things that can’t be quantified or packaged so neatly. Spiritually speaking, the biblical foundation that a sponsored child receives has the potential to alter the course of not just one life, but many, for all eternity, as in the case of the one whose eyes reflect the heart of Christ mentioned above.
What do you say . . . would you like to impact a life on the other side of the ocean for the potential opportunity to see them on the other side of eternity?
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To learn more about sponsoring a child, click http://www.makariosinternational.org/student.html