Many people ask what a student sponsorship does for our Makarios students. Others ask, does my donation do more than just cloth, feed and educate a child? It is easy to see the ways our students physical and educational needs are being met on a daily basis. But what about our students spiritual and emotional needs, how are they being met? Let me share what I see when I look around at the school.
I see the love of God displayed in many ways. I see hugs. Lots and lots of hugs given to each of the students every day from the staff. I see teachers encouraging their students in and out of the classroom. I see smiles from our students when they are praised. I see young lives being changed from the inside out all because someone cares about them. Really cares! Someone, a sponsor, teacher or staff member, who cares about who they are and who they can become not where they come from. I see kids striving to be better and working hard at school because someone cares, loves and encourages them!
And because of that love, I see children whose spiritual lives are changing forever. Young people that are choosing to live a life with God. Kids that are being taught from the Bible, what is true. Children that are choosing a path that is different than anyone else in their family. Children who are becoming change agents in their homes and communities. I see potential leaders in the community, leaders for Christ.
How can you measure what your student sponsorship provides for our students? By who they are. By who they are becoming. By how they are changing the world around them. By the way they are being built up emotionally and spiritually while at school. I see lives being changed when I look at our students.