I cannot believe how close the World Vision trip is getting. As it gets closer I get more and more nervous and anxious for what I am going to see in the Dominican Republic. I know God has had his hand in this trip every step of the way so I am trying to trust in that. But you know how it goes….give things up to God, take it right back, go back and give it up again.
It is wild to me that 10 years ago when I picked my sponsored child’s name out of a pile of kids waiting to be sponsored God knew about this trip. He knew I would be going to the Dominican Republic and led me to a child from that country. You might think that is crazy talk, but I wholeheartedly believe it to be true. And isn’t that wild? God knew this child needed our family and our family needed him.
We need him to remind us of how much we have been blessed with. We need him to remind us that there are people in all corners of the world that have so little. We need him to remind us that God has things he wants to accomplish in this world and that he uses those he has blessed with riches to bless those who have less. And by riches I am not trying to say I am dripping in diamonds and taking baths in money. But I have food on my table and a roof over my head. And for much of the world, that equals incredibly rich.
So I am going to ask again that you would consider giving a little of your “riches” to bless a child. A child in another country far away who has so much less than you. Maybe God has a child in mind for you today that he is going to use to bless you incredibly in a way you can’t even see yet. Does that blow your mind?
If you choose to sponsor a child, I would like to bless you right back. Lisa Leonard is partnering with the World Vision bloggers by providing these gorgeous Faith, Hope and Amor necklaces to those who sponsor a child. For free. (Quantities limited)
Isn’t that amazing? I will be wearing mine the whole trip and the best part? Lisa has generously given 100 necklaces to give away to the families we meet when we are down there. I so hope to give it to my little boy’s family. Maybe his sister who is always writing us his updates (World Vision is still trying to coordinate whether or not we will be able to meet).
Use this necklace as a reminder to pray for your sponsored child. Use it as a way to tell others about how great World Vision sponsorship is. My hope is God will use it to lead you to sponsor a child from the Dominican Republic. If you sponsor through the links in this post, you will be sponsoring a child at the projects we will be visiting. I would love to have a necklace go to one of the families a reader of mine is sponsoring. Let me know if you sponsored a child through my blog and I will do my best to get a necklace and a message to them on your behalf (I can’t promise I will meet your child, but if you get me their info I will do everything in my power).
Please consider sponsorship today.
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