For me it was Steve Camp.
When I was eighteen a friend and I went to his concert. There we sat in the bleachers of a school gym. He talked about this organization that helped the poor all over the world. I'd never heard of it before and was instantly intrigued.
That night, I felt strongly led by the Holy Spirit to sponsor a child and I have never looked back since.
I know some people think it's annoying when they go to a concert and the singer starts talking about giving to the poor, but I wonder where I'd be if Steve Camp hadn't, where would my sponsored children be now?
I'm grateful Steve Camp took that step of faith and shared. I thought I'd share one of Steve's inspiring songs (and yes, it's very 80's) : )
Whatever You Ask
Lord I see the things you ask of me
Faithfulness, holiness and purity
I love your truth, I long to show it to the world for You
So Lord I need your help to understand
The other person who I sometimes am
I never want to live a day that I can't say to You
Lord, whatever You ask I want to obey You
To let my life beat with a servant's heart
Lord whatever You ask I know that you can give me wisdom and courage
To equal the task, Lord, whatever You ask
I think so much, it steals away
The will to make the time to serve and pray
And there are days I don't take up Your cross and follow You
But I have learned that I can talk with You
You know everything that I am going through
If I just ask I find that You're right there
Providing me with the strength I need
...to equal the task
Lord whatever You ask
"Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him" Psalm 41:1
Would you like to sponsor a child in need and change a life?
These kids are waiting for a sponsor today: Children in Need