This past Sunday (Dec 8) was a “Compassion Sunday” at SonChasers. As you know, SonChasers takes an offering every week and this money goes toward the sponsorship of 7 children through Compassion International. It is a privilege that we can help to provide for the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of these children living in poverty.
Beyond this giving, we want our SonChasers kids to continually develop their Christian worldview — that is, how their personal faith in Jesus affects every aspect of living, no matter where they are. And we want SonChasers kids to deepen their understanding of the magnitude of God — meaning that they learn and understand that God is constantly at work all around the world – and not just in their own little sphere of influence.
So we decided that “Compassion Sundays” would be part of the structure of our SonChasers year. That we would carve out one Sunday/quarter and spend time learning about God’s work in present day, learning about kids who’re growing up in very different places than we are, and growing in our compassion for the lost and our gratefulness for the blessings we have. That is what a Compassion Sunday at SonChasers looks like. Part geography/social studies, part relationship building, part praying and encouraging. Fully engaging in the bigger picture of God’s work in our world.
Parents & Caregivers, be encouraged that your child is learning about the needs of children around the world and gets a regular opportunity to be part of God’s ministry to them through prayer, giving, and education. Yes, your child is learning to live 3D: devoted to Jesus, dedicated to one another, and driven to reach people. At SonChasers, we are grateful to support you in discipling your precious child.
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.” Deuteronomy 6:4-9