“The first time I met her, she ran and jumped into my arms…,” said Bethany as she described meeting the child she now sponsors.
POI has over 150 sponsors— the most sponsors the ministry have ever had. This is an exciting time for the us as we watch new and old sponsors fill our inboxes with questions, fill our office with gifts, and lavish these children with love and prayers.
I’ve had numerous sponsors tell me their child’s picture hangs on their refrigerator or that their own children pray for their POI child before bed. These families lives are being impacted by a child they’ve often never met. There is just something so beautiful about that” -Hannah Hamilton, POI Public Relations
Bethany began sponsoring on her first trip to Honduras with her church about seven months ago.
“I began sponsoring Juli knowing that POI is doing incredible things in this city [of Tegucigalpa, Honduras] and that I wanted to be apart of it.
I’m an adopted 25-year-old and am learning a lot about Jesus’ love for me AND the entire world. I’m honored to play a small role in Juli’s life.” said Bethany.
Daniel began sponsoring nearly eight years ago when he went on a mission trip with POI.
“A lot of times when you hear people talking about going on a mission trip, it is for the purpose of helping others, however, when I had the opportunity to serve in Honduras, I found that my view of the world was being dramatically shaken,” Daniel said.
Recently out of college, and beginning a new job in media production for his church, Daniel doesn’t have the opportunity to travel to Honduras regularly.
“I know that through sponsoring a child, I am able to still have a lasting impact on those I love very much in Honduras,” Daniel said.
The diversity of our POI sponsors is incredible. We have families, singles, kids, students, and professionals. Sponsorship is a way for anyone to make a difference relationally, even if it is across thousands of miles.
The sponsors aren’t the only ones impacted. Every time I travel to Honduras, I am asked, “When is my padrino [Godfather] coming?” They long to know this person who, despite the distance, language, and culture, has decided to care for them and love them.
So many of our students suffer from abandonment, and they are desperate for someone to reach out and show them that they are valued and taken care of.” -Hannah Hamilton, POI Public Relations
Sponsoring a child brings humility and joy. I sponsor because I was chosen TWICE [adoption on earth and in heaven] and now I strive to give and to serve “the least of these.'” – Bethany
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Hannah Johnson went on her first on her first mission trip to Honduras nearly six years ago. She now works for the ministry and is passionate about orphan care and the “least of these.” To read more, click here.