By STEPHEN JUDD with ANNETTE TOMLINSON
Every year, at Tupelo Children’s Mansion, we open our hearts to 40 to 65 children who are in dire need of shelter, security and LOVE.
A few days ago, a precious young man arrived at TCM with just a few personal belongings in a small cardboard box, wearing shoes that were literally falling a part. As an immediate act of love, our caring staff took him shopping and utilized gift cards that had been given to the Mansion to acquire the needed clothing and personal supplies.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:46, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?”
This verse speaks volumes to me as it is saying that we need to reach out and love those who can give us nothing in return. And who better to love than innocent, hurting children?
In the past several weeks, many new children have come to call TCM their home. While they are not all eligible for sponsorship, several of them are.
If you are reading this blog, I know that you already have a heart of compassion for the Mansion children. If you aren’t already a sponsor, would you consider becoming one? For as little as $15 a month, YOU can provide so much for a child in need.
If you are already a sponsor, it’s not too late to send your child a Valentine’s card or a box of chocolates.
Maybe you can’t sponsor on a monthly basis, but would be interested in sending a one-time gift or doing a project for this worthy cause.
Whatever the case may be, your love will shine through to the TCM children, letting them know that they are not alone in their journey. Thank you for caring enough to extend your heart to their home!
To donate online or become a Mansion Kid Sponsor, please go to www.mansionkids.org. You may also contact our Sponsor Relations Department at 662-791-7726.