Becoming a father has changed my life. Being a proud dad of three boys has caused me to see the world differently. It has made me stop and realize how blessed we are as a family to live in Canada and how lucky we are to raise our children here.
It has also made me painfully aware that many children suffer great injustices. This inequality tugged at me from the moment I became a father in 2010 and held my first little baby boy Joshua in my arms. I felt compelled to do something about it. Yet, with so many children in need, I felt overwhelmed. That was until 2013, when we as a family and a company, decided to partner with Compassion Canada.
As one of the world’s leading child development organizations, Compassion partners with the local church in 26 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families. Today, more than 1.6 million children are discovering lives full of promise and purpose as they develop in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 2013 we decided to sponsor Nathasha from Ecuador. The year after that, Justin from Rwanda entered our lives in 2014. We will be adding our third child at the year end of 2015. Our goal is to add a new child every year after that, for as long as we are in business.
This gives our young boys a chance to better appreciate the things they are blessed with and that they have a duty to help those in need. We have also begun to tell others what we are up to. From customers to co-workers to friends to family, our vision is to create a ripple effect that takes on a life of its own and help grow child sponsorship through Compassion Canada.
We know that we can’t reach every child, but for the few children that we can help, we will become a difference maker in their lives. All of this is possible because of the loyal and continued support of our customers. Without them, we would not be able to help these children.
Thank you for your business. Words can’t express how important it is to us.