Saturday, January 24, 2009

World Vision

This is Fredrick our World Vision Child! He lives in Uganda with his Uncle, and has no other family. Our kids have taken to doing chores to provide the $35 a month it costs to support him. Let me tell you, it is well worth it:) It so nice to see them thinking of someone besides themselves! We have written to him, and are eagerly awaiting his response.

If you have thought about sponsoring a child, I ask that you pray about it. These children have so little, and we all have so much. It's humbling to think of others in poverty, especially when our own kids throw part of their dinner away, just because they didn't like it! Our kids actually choose to not eat the rest of the night, just not to eat something that "doesn't fit their taste". There are so many who would be delighted to eat what we find disgusting or distasteful. In Haiti, they make mud pies (really mud pies, that bake on their roofs) just to satisfy their hunger pains!

Just think, if every family would skip 2 dinners out a month at a fast food restaurant, that would pay for a child to live with food, and medical, and shelter for an entire month! Or, maybe skip the Starbucks twice a week. It's a win for everyone:) You lose weight, from not drinking all the calories, and the child you support gains those calories in healthy food he/she will receive!

Fredrick's sponsorship is $35, now that is because he is a HOPE child. As a HopeChild sponsor, you are connected with one special child who will know your name, write to you and feel your tender love and prayers. Your child sponsorship monthly pledge of $35 of a HopeChild in African countries and other countries around the world can help turn the tide of the HIV and AIDS pandemic! You can provide things such as:
  • Clean Water
  • Nutritious Food
  • Health Care, including AIDS Prevention
  • Care for Sick or Dying Parents
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Spiritual Nurture
  • HIV and AIDS counseling
There are other ways to help: sponsor a family, a child, or just to donate an animal for a village.
Visit here: World Vision

Pray about it, and think of others in this season of LOVE, Valentine's Day :)

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