By Elsa Aguirre, Unbound sponsor and ambassador
Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Mathew 18:20).
I always thought about this scripture as referring to prayer. Yes, there is great power in praying together. But there is also great power in doing things together.
For many years, I had the desire to help get more children sponsored. But I never attempted hosting an information table at my local church.
That changed when I found a buddy.
One day, I talked to my friend, Colleen, who also sponsors children through Unbound, and she said she’d work with me to host a Living Unbound Sunday. Together, we became the dynamic duo!
Colleen and I, along with our husbands, have done Unbound weekends at two churches and found sponsors for 55 children. When we first called to make an appointment with the pastor, he knew absolutely nothing about Unbound. But, as we both shared our personal experiences, the pastor was touched by our stories and enthusiasm. To our amazement, we were given permission to speak at all the masses, and one pastor even sponsored a little boy.
Although several priests go to parishes all over the United States to speak on behalf of Unbound, they cannot do it all. There are just too many churches. With our help, so many more children could get sponsored. It breaks my heart that many children have been waiting for a sponsor for over a year.
Colleen and I are eager to contact more parishes this year to share Unbound with others. We hope to plan activities with some of the new sponsors in the near future, like a movie night or an evening writing letters to our sponsored friends. Yes, my buddy and I want to keep the ball rolling!
My final word to you is this: find a buddy and go for it! God will be there in your midst, and you will be amazed at what you can do together.
Interested in hosting a sponsorship table in your community or place of worship? Contact our Outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 875-6564 to get started. Or visit unbound.org/LivingUnboundSunday for more information.