Yesterday I introduced you to Compassion International and informed you that periodically I will have writing assignments from them. Today is the first one and it actually does not require much writing on my part.
Missions in Action is an effort to show places and people around the world that are in need of help. Their award winning, short documentary style of filming introduces you to a family, or person, and highlights their needs. And believe me, they are true and honest needs. The host, Alex Boylan, shows you what is currently being done to help the family and how that assistance is giving hope for today and tomorrow. At the closing of the episode Alex tells you how you can get involved, and since they are currently working with Compassion International while they are in the Philippines, you can help by sponsoring a child there.
Take a short break and watch the video below, it is only 7 minutes and is worth your time (this is episode 01 of the series).
So what can you do? Well, if this is something that you have had on your heart for a while, you can sponsor a child in the Philippines. As you saw in the video, children who are sponsored are given many opportunities to learn and grow so that they can become responsible Christian adults as they mature.
If you are not yet ready to sponsor a child, I invite you to keep in touch with the Missions in Action web series. You can sign up to receive new episodes in your inbox here (they currently have two filmed). You should also help get the word out by following them and mentioning them on Twitter (@missionstv), and ‘Liking’ them on Facebook.