Here's my story... In 2010 I sponsored my first child. It was, to be sure, only through an intense inner struggle and a quiet battle with God. "I have served you for many years, Lord, this way and that way, and that way and this," I argued. "Please, " I prayed, "not this, too." God, however, kept speaking to me through Richard Stearns, the President of World Vision at that time. "For only $.. a month, you can provide food, water, education, and health care for the poorest of the poor," said Richard. It was that $ amount that the Lord used to pierce through my soul and win the battle, for it was that exact amount that I spent each month to keep my hair cut and my gray covered. "You got me, Lord, " I literally smiled. There was absolutely no way that I could continue spending that much on my hair without also spending that much on a child. "Thank you, Jesus"