Whether it’s a sports team, a movie, or a Compassion project, I always root for the underdog. So it makes sense that I instantly gravitated toward Yowar. He was the outcast of Compassion Project DR0302.
He sat quietly off to the side and was oblivious to the joyous anarchy that ensues whenever Americans show up to a Compassion project.
The kids all greeted us in song, but not Yowar. He kept his head down and would not make eye contact with any of us, or even the other kids around him. My heart instantly broke for him, and I Had to try to make him smile.
I learned through an interpreter that he had not always been like this. Something was going on that I could not get to the bottom of in the few moments we had together.
This is where you come in. I am looking for someone who knows what it feels like to be on the outside…someone who will pour their heart and soul into Yowar. I’m looking for someone who knows that sometimes it’s the outsider who surprises everyone.
I am thankful that I got a few minutes to tell him he was special, that he was loved by God, and that he would do great things. I also told him there was someone special who would be proud to be his sponsor. Is it you?