April 9, 2010

The One with All the Children of the World

Edited to add: 
MckMama is hosting a fabulous giveaway in conjunction with raising money for Compassion International's Child Survivor Program. 
I'm so thankful she chocse to be obedient to the crazy brainstorm idea only God could have placed on her mind. 
She's giving away a brand spanking new (purchased with her own money) iPad. 
You receive an entry for every $5 you pledge to the Child Survivor Program.
Please go now! Check it out!
Donate $5, $10, or $100 toward the over $20,000 already raised by her readers!!!
Help these mothers and babies thrive in areas of poverty. 
All in Jesus' name. 

I just added a new page to the list along the top of my blog. 
In addition to learning all about me
and visiting my mouth watering recipe blog 
or checking out my AVON store
or learning how to get a hold of me
I wanted to make sure all of you knew how to sponsor a child
This cause is very near and dear to my heart. 
I wish I could do so much more. 
Maybe someday. 

In the meantime, I'd like to introduce to you my favorite nine year old. 
(Though he was just 5 when we were connected as a sponsor-family.)
Since Fall of 2005 I have been the proud sponsor of a little man named Umuhoza Albert. 
Every few months Umuhoza and I exchange letters. 
We color pictures for each other. 
Tell about our families and our schools and our weather. 
He asks me to come visit him. 
I can only pray that one day I might meet him in person. 
If not on earth, then we have the hope of Heaven. 
Because through Compassion International, Umuhoza is receiving the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

In addition to food, your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based child sponsorship program that provides:

Food and clean water
Medical care 
Educational opportunities 
Important life-skills training 

I have provided Compassion links as well as International Childcare Ministries--
The child sponsorship program of the Free Methodist Church.
Though sponsorship is only $21 a month, it feeds, clothes and educates a child. 
The following is a breakdown on how sponsorship funds are spent:

80% is spent on food, education and clothing for your child and the means of getting it to the child or child's school.
15% is spent on support services, leadership and development.
5% is spent on scholarships for secondary school students who lose their sponsor or whose classes cost more than sponsorship provides.
100% of all contributions for extra gifts or special funds to the child are given to those purposes.


Sponsor a Child in Jesus Name with Compassion

Sponsor a Child


  1. We have Charles from Zambia through WorldVision. It's been such a great experience so far and I love talking to Jack about him!

    I've been meaning to tell you that I like your blog titles: "The One With..." If I hadn't been blogggin so long already, I would still it:) Did you get it from "Friends"?

  2. We have two children with WorldVision. One has her birthday on our wedding day and the other has her birthday on our daughter's birthday. Our daughter is only 3, but I hope that as they both grow up she will be able to have a connection and recognize the importance and the joy of helping others! Thanks for bringing this important concept up! I LOVE reading your blog- though this may be my first comment. My husband works in youth ministry and Im a HS teacher so I can totally relate to much in your life!


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