I’m working on my second year as an advocate for children through Compassion International. As an advocate, my main responsibilities are to find sponsors for children who are living in poverty and to give sponsors an opportunity to be involved in a life-changing relationship.
I have an opportunity tomorrow morning to share Compassion’s ministry with a small group. I’m writing today to ask you to pray for me, my audience, and the children I will represent.
Nowadays when speaking in public, I tend to become quite nervous and talk too fast. The irony is that when I was in high school, I did a lot of public speaking (I was on the Debate/Drama team). I even won a couple of awards in original oratory category! I guess I’m just out of practice.
Funny story: In the classroom, our teacher would often have us practice our events. One day, as we practiced extemporaneous speaking, our teacher gave me the topic “euthanasia.” I had just a few minutes to compose a speech and present it. So, I jotted down a few points and stood in front of the class. I gave the best speech evah (I’m sure) about young people living in Asia and the kinds of things they like to do outside of school and whatnot.
I remember Ms. C smiled. “You did very well, Leslie,” she said, “but I said, ‘euthanasia,’ which is the practice of ending someone’s life when it seems medically impossible for him or her to recover, not youth in Asia. One word. Not three.”
So. I would appreciate your prayers!
Also, if you’re interested in sponsoring a child, I just found out that Compassion has reopened Haiti for sponsorships!!!