10,000 Children

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10,000.

That’s the number of children whose sponsors abandoned them because of World Vision’s (temporary) change in hiring policy. 10,000 alleged followers of Christ believed it would be better to break their covenants and ignore our prime directive—love your neighbor—than it would be to work alongside gays.

My heart breaks for the state of Jesus’ church.

I know I’m a bit late to be posting about this. The controversy has come and gone. World Vision’s decision has been reversed. Some sponsors have returned. But not all of them.

Thousands of children are still without a sponsor right now, thanks to our “Christian” generosity.

Now we all have two choices. We can complain about the state of the church—so bent on fighting the culture wars yet so lacking in love. Or we can step up and be the church Christ intended. That’s why my wife and I have decided to sponsor a beautiful little girl from Sri Lanka through World Vision.

I don’t share this to make myself sound righteous, and I hope it does not come across that way. I share it because we’re supposed to “spur one another on to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, NET). I share it because I want you to join me in being Jesus to the least of these.

I share it because thousands of children still need us.

A World Vision sponsorship only costs $35 dollars per month. Many of us can afford that without even having to change our lifestyle. Most of us could afford it if we were willing to make a sacrifice.

Please consider it.

Please pray about it.

Please act.

Sponsor a child through World Vision.

Then please spread the word. Let’s find new sponsors for every one of these children!