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11 years old and nine kids sponsored already?

by Wes Davis | 05.28.2011 | 1 comment | Posted in Advocates, General, Sponsorship, Stories

Here is a letter from 11 year Karsten, who signed up to be an Advocate for Feed the 5,000 and now has NINE kids sponsored (with help from his little brother and sister)! I hope you take Karsten’s words to heart – “If you think you can’t make a difference, think again.”

Way to give Jesus your lunch, Karsten!


Awhile ago my parents came home from state of the church and were very excited about this new thing called Feed the 5,000. They told us how you can sponsor a child in extreme poverty and write letters to this person. We decided to sponsor a little girl in Ghana.

Last week as I sat listening to Wes, I realized I could make a difference. Just a child without a job, no money, no power could change this world right now. That day I decided to become a feed the 5,000 advocate. I picked 5 faces out of the stack and filled out the paper work. By that Sunday evening I had my first child sponsored.

The next day I wore 5 Feed the 5,000 bracelets and handed them out as I explained that each bracelet represented a real child with a soul that was in desperate need of our help. That night they all went home and told their parents. The following day 1 more child was sponsored and now 2 more children have hope for the future. If you think you can’t make a difference, think again… A child with no hope is waiting for you. Together we CAN make a difference, even if you don’t have a job, money or power… find someone who does… be an advocate!!

Age: 11

1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set and example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and purity.

One Response to “11 years old and nine kids sponsored already?”

  1. Isaac Watts says:

    Amazing, and inspiring. Karsten you are an amazing example of being Jesus’ hands and Feet! Bless you and these wonderful Kids you are helping!

    Isaac Watts
    Surrender Magazine

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