Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

I'm hoping to hear from Victor and/or Paola soon. It's hard to imagine anything about them - other than their looks. I'm hoping to get a glimpse into their personalities when a letter arrives.

I've also signed up for the correspondent program.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Say hello to Paola!

This is Paola. She is 7 and from Guatemala. She lives with her parents and 1 other child. Her father is a farmer. I chose her because she just "spoke" to me. That face - that oversized, mismatched outfit...her bare feet. Paola like singing and playing with dolls.

Lord help me to be the best sponsor I can be to these children.

Introducing Victor

This is Victor. He is the first child I chose. What led me to choose him is he has the same birthday as my brother (passed away in 98) and the feeling that this is what the Lord wanted me to do.

Victor is from Honduras. He is 12 years old and in primary school. He lives with this mother, father and two other children. His father is a watchman.

Here is the photo of Victor.

I didn't notice it until I received his packet in the mail and it just makes my heart twinge....Bless his heart - he is crossing his fingers. I hope I can be everything he is expecting a sponsor to be.

I've just "met" him and already is he near and dear to my heart.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The sponsorship packets have arrived!

The first packet came on Thursday and the other on Saturday. What a feeling it is to receive those many emotions. They're both so precious.

I do not want to let these children down.

Becoming a Compassion Sponsor

After feeling that I needed to "do something" for awhile now I finally decided to listen. I was reading Pioneer Woman's blog and there were posts about Marlboro Man's Compassion trip. What is the world? I don't know Marlboro Man personally but he was leaving the ranch with his girls to go on this trip...something was up.

Needless to say, I read all the posts and poured over the Compassion website and believe that this is the "something" the Lord wanted me to do but I still had hesitation - I needed a "sign". Then I was reading a family members blog. They have just adopted a little boy from Africa and she had posted on adoption and if that was not possible sponsoring/mentoring a child. There at the end of the post was a link to the Compassion website (hmmm) and this verse:

Once our eyes are opened we cannot pretend we do not know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows we know and holds us responsible to act.
Proverbs 24:12

So, then I felt that I had pretty much received my "sign" and I'm now sponsoring two children. Victor is from Honduras and Paola is from Guatemala.

My blog is to record this journey and hopefully inspire others to sponsor.