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Dear Mr. Mellado,
I am in receipt of your letter dated September 15, 2017, postmarked September 18, 2017, and received on September 21, 2017. To correctly paraphrase your letter, saying goodbye to a sponsored child is indeed hard but it is even worse when the organization that you trusted to provide compassion and help to impact a life through the gospel is ABANDONED through no fault of his own.
Did Jesus ever ABANDON anyone?
Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
John 14:18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
Why did you ABANDON this child who for over six years grew to love and understand the gospel and that stranger’s from another country wanted to help him. Help him to learn, mature and hopefully become an upstanding Christian in his community. This is now the sad reality of Compassion and is indeed a REAL STORY, REAL LIVES, REAL TRANSFORMATION AS YOU ADVERTISE – but will you tell this story?
Regardless of the reason why your partnership failed and the excuse that I was given regarding a “dispute with the Pastor”, you failed this child and you failed me. People need to know how you just pick up and pull out. More importantly, you failed to apply the lessons that Jesus has taught us. You don’t give up and you don’t walk away – YOU STAND FIRM!
In your letter you actually said, “millions more daily live and believe the lie poverty tells them: that they are worthless, they have no future, and their life doesn’t matter” but that is exactly what you have told Junior Isaac by your actions to pull and run. You really need to re-read your letter because it describes your ABANDONMENT and is contrary to everything your organization advertises stands for – you do not follow your core values and need to reassess your purpose and mission.
Your logo says “Releasing children from poverty in the name of Jesus” but your ABANDONMENT just threw him back into poverty. What kind of message and impression does this leave with this young man and others that you have ABANDONED? I imagine that he is thinking, “we don’t care about you”, “those people were Christians”, “sorry, we had a disagreement and we are pulling up the stakes” – “good luck kid”.
How do you sleep at night knowing that this was done? How many other times has your organization pulled out and ABANDONED other children? You never tell or publish these stories – why?
Your letter really hit me, which is why I had to respond and will be publishing this on social media to make others aware of your lack of care and compassion. To make matters worse, you invite me to sponsor another child but how can I when you have lost my trust? Your organization is neither a good steward nor a TRUE representation of what you advertise – where is the COMPASSION – where are the Christian values? You have great advertising and phrases but they are meaningless and just advertising when the curtain is pulled back and the true organization is revealed.
I care very much for underprivileged children and wish I had the ability to do more but rest assured that it will not be through your hypocritical and selective organization. I would recommend that you re-read Matthew 18:12–14 and Luke 15:3–7 – The Parable of the Lost Sheep.
I pray that God will help you and direct your path - Proverbs 3:5-6