Those very wise words in the title were spoken by this beautiful young woman, a college graduate who now works at a university. She was able to attend college through a Leadership Development Program, because of a Compassion sponsor.

I wish my pictures AND my words could better convey the hope that is passed back and forth between these children and young adults in the Compassion program and their sponsors.

But this moment from today will have to do for now. Hours before Rod sang “Jesus Loves Me” to our little girls over Skype, he sang it to a room of about 100 children, with a sweet little one clinging to him. Thank You, God, for the gift of love – it costs nothing, it requires no language, and it is boundless.

Hug a child here with the gift of sponsorship.