Tuesday, April 22, 2008

World Vision

Yesterday when posting Fun Monday I thought about another thing I forgot to mention.  I have been sponsoring a child from Chile through World Vision for several years now.  We have sponsored him since he was three and now he is seven years old.  Just this year I sponsored a girl from Uganda.  She is seven years old.  World Vision is a wonderful organization.  They help people all over the world.  I have been blessed and very happy to read reports of my children's progress.  I receive letters from them and hear about their families.  I hope to continue to sponsor these children for many years.  I want to hear some day that they have completed school and go on to college if that's what they want.  World Vision also helps their communities.  It is a worthy cause.  I can't post pictures of the children but I would so like to.  They are beautiful and healthy too.  

Edit:  I just received a letter from my girl's family in Uganda.  I had sent them some extra money and they were able to build three bedrooms on to their house.  They only had two rooms in the whole house before.  Awesome!  They have 5 children and the pictures show them smiling.  They are also buying some pigs.  The father wrote me a letter for his daughter.  She colored me a picture.  It's so great.  I would encourage anyone who can to sponsor a child.  The money really does go to the child and their family.  

7 comments:

ChrisB said...

How wonderful to be able to make a difference to a child's life. That certainly is a very worthwhile cause.

kitten said...

That is so great!

Sharon said...

I truly admire those you can afford to make a difference in a child's life. I always wished that I could help the little ones who are suffering. GOD Bless you for doing what you do and I know that the pictures and letters you get are a big reward to you.

bluesky said...

A great supporter of World Vision is AIDtoCHILDREN.com.

AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a dual-purpose site for building an English vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most impoverished places around the world.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

Joy T. said...

I have been wanting to sponsor a child forEVER now and this just encourages me more. Such a great post junebug.

Egghead said...

I love that you do this. Now I just need to get up off my lazy bum and do the same thing....something I always say I want to do. Inspiration, you are.

Jan Parrish said...

What a great idea.

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