I’ve been part of the Metaneos Ministry ever since I’ve became a Christian. Now that it’s the young adults ministry, I’ve seen nothing but blessing and growth within it. Last year I had the opportunity to attend various Christian concerts here in Ontario. Hillsong, Jesus Culture, and Kari Jobe to name a few. After the heart-warming praise and worship, the pastor of the church would come up to the stage and share a message.
Most of the concerts would have the same message. With the privilege we have here in Canada we have the opportunity to help those who are in need. We have the income to be able to sponsor a child or a family in a third world country. Did you know? According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty? They die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life make the dying multitudes even more invisible in their death.
We often hear countless times that we should help those that are poor and in need. After attending those concerts and hearing the facts, I can’t help but feel a burden in my heart to share the blessings I’ve received here in Canada. I was fortunate that after given the chance to lead the young adults ministry last year, I was able to place the message I’ve heard from the pastors and start a fund to sponsor a child.
With the help of the core leadership of the ministry, we were able to plan and research a company that would accomplish our goal. We wanted to partner with a company that was based here in Canada and was able to provide not just the basic necessities for a child or sponsee but also to be able to give them the Word of Christ. We were able to find those requirements through the company called Compassion. But knowing not everyone in our ministry was financially stable, we decided that we would accomplish the project not as individuals but as a group.
After a lengthy preparation to sponsor a child, we’re amazed in how God can move the hearts and minds of many when it comes to the cause we all cared deeply about. As a group we were able to sponsor a child named Geraldine “Gin-Gin” Pugoy, a girl in the Philippines.
With great joy and sense of accomplishment we are able to provide Gin-Gin her needs and the teachings of the Word to help her grow. We pray for her regularly and allow this experience to inspire us to continue serving others without expecting to be served. I hope in the near future it wouldn’t just be Gin-Gin that we sponsor. I pray that as the young adults ministry continue to grow in numbers, the people we help grows as well. This experience was only possible with the help of our God, and the continued support from our church. And If you’re not part of a lifegroup or a ministry, I urge you to do so.