Finding the Perfect Match

This post originally appeared in the February 2018 SEAPC magazine.

Just recently, a friend of SEAPC — a missionary to a country that I cannot even mention because of the danger — walked into my office and said, “I want to sponsor a child through SEAPC.”

These words always bring great joy to my heart. What followed was me asking her a variety of questions.

“Do you have a specific country in mind? Do you have a specific gender in mind? Do you have a specific age range in mind?”

We then narrowed the choices down to a child in Myanmar, preferably 10 and younger. At first, we started to look for a girl. There were several options, but eventually we pulled up photos of two girls. As she looked at them, it was easy to see that she wasn’t feeling led by God toward either of them.

Suddenly, she asked if we had any available children in Myanmar whose birthday (month and day) was the same as hers or close to hers. She didn’t care if the child was a boy or girl. We started to search and found a few options. One was a 10-year-old boy. She asked if I could pull up his photo for her to see. When it was up, she immediately said that she wanted to sponsor him. It was easy to see the instant love she had for him in her eyes. He was the one that she was meant to sponsor.

Where does my joy come in? It comes in knowing that this child now has someone who instantly cares for him and will be praying for him. It comes in knowing that she, as his sponsor, is going to be blessed because of this relationship. It comes in knowing that lives are being changed for God’s glory.

Do you know someone who would be greatly blessed by sponsoring a child? Have you been praying about sponsoring a child yourself? If so, just let me know. I’m always excited to match a child with a sponsor.

To learn more about becoming a SEAPC Raising Kids child sponsor, please click here.

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Tina Tomes

Tina Tomes started working with SEAPC in late 2005. She is the Raising Kids director. Tina serves SEAPC on a daily basis through maintaining child and sponsorship information, communicating with staff and sponsors, assisting Mark Geppert with his schedule, and praying for and thinking through ways to improve Raising Kids for God’s glory.