Then, she read about the chance to become a Child Ambassador in World Vision Magazine. Immediately, she knew it was exactly what she wanted to do — demonstrate God's love and compassion for children in need through actions of her own.
Vicki, of Oceanside, Calif., has sponsored children with World Vision for more than 25 years. Becoming a Child Ambassador means she can introduce others to Child Sponsorship so they can enjoy the same privilege of helping a child in need.
"It was the perfect fit," she says. "I could connect with the world and help hurting people in the world. I could be a missionary working here in the United States for these people."
Vicki carries picture folders of children awaiting sponsors everywhere she goes, as well as letters from her own sponsored children to illustrate the impact of sponsorship on children's lives.
When she gets to work, she talks to fellow flight attendants, pilots, and anybody else who will listen about the joys of sponsorship.
"Maybe I am a little pushy," says Vicki, "but I will just go up to somebody and will say, 'Do you mind me asking if you are interested in sponsoring a needy child in a poor country?'
"Most people don't say 'no' and will listen even if they are not going to. It may not be the right time for them then, but they may do it later."
Vicki even sets up a sponsorship stall outside her local Trader Joe's grocery store, and she and her children invite shoppers to also consider sponsoring.
>> Thank God for Vicki Casper's tireless efforts to encourage people to sponsor children in need, and pray for the Lord's blessing upon her work. Pray also for children around the world still awaiting sponsors — that the initiative of people like Vicki would inspire others to also take action for young ones who need material and spiritual assistance.
>> Apply to become a World Vision Child Ambassador. Help spread the joy of sponsoring a child in need.
>> Sponsor a child today. Your support will directly change his or her life and bring hope to an entire community.
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