As followers of Christ, we’re called to love the ones the world has forgotten. We do this in a variety of ways: service trips, sponsorship, donations—the list goes on. Even so, there’s often a sense of heartache that comes with the realization that you’ll never know the exact impact of your investment.
You can go on a service trip, but you may never see the people who will benefit from your work. You can sponsor a child, but it’s easy to feel removed from someone who lives half a world away. You can make a donation, but you might not be able to see the exact way your money is used to impact your cause.
We call this the “Feeling Gap.” It’s the tension between your actions and your heart—your commitment to doing good work while still wishing you could see the joy it brings to other people.
When you have a passion for out-of-country causes, your heart bleeds for those who live in forgotten, desolate places. Supporting those places is important, but you still might experience the pain of the Feeling Gap. You want to be on the front lines, helping in any way you can. When you’re so far away from where true restoration is taking place, you might feel less excited about giving.
It’s easy to believe the lie that tells you your money, time, and resources are useless because you can’t see the difference you’re making. If you’re in the middle of the Feeling Gap, we want you to know it’s normal—but you don’t have to believe the lie.
At Forgotten Children Worldwide, we want you to feel involved in the changes we’re facilitating across the globe. You might not be able to see your results in person, but we still want to be able to bridge the Feeling Gap for you.
We know your hearts are as passionate as ours are about empowering the ones the world has forgotten, so we want to keep you connected to the difference you’re making. Throughout our ministry, we keep our supporters informed using emails, pictures, and videos that depict firsthand accounts of the people we serve. Part of reaching the forgotten is making them visible—and we strive to do just that.
If you’re stuck in the Feeling Gap, don’t let yourself get lost there. Just reach out to us and you can learn more about how we keep you up-to-date on everything your donations support. You’re crucial to our story, and we want you to see the results of your investment.