There is a little girl who lives in Burkina Faso.
Her favorite color is green.
Her favorite food is beans.
She is at a high risk for sexual exploitation and trafficking.
She is living in poverty.
She is the child I have the privilege of sponsoring through Compassion, International.
I cannot stand beside her every moment of every day, guarding her against evil, stopping anyone from harming her. But I can support her. I can pray for her. I can write to her. I can love her from thousands of miles away. I can tell her that she is special. That she matters. That God loves her and will protect her.
He stands beside her every moment of every day.
Through the work of Compassion, this beautiful little girl has food, water, clothes, medical assistance. She can go to school. She can go to church. She will not have to go to work at the age of five. She has a group of people watching out for her well-being.
We cannot control the actions of a rapist, a trafficker, a cruel plantation owner. But we can act on behalf of at-risk children around the globe to protect them against those who would do them harm and destroy their lives.
To learn more about Compassion, International and the work they do with children across the world, visit: http://www.compassion.com/.