By now you know how much I love World Vision. Well if you don’t my posts about it have their own category.
I got an email today from World Vision reminding me that it is the year anniversary of my trip to the Dominican Republic. In case you didn’t’ know me then, I was part of a group of “mommy bloggers” who traveled with World Vision to learn about what they do. It was also the trip where I had the AMAZING opportunity to meet the boy my family has sponsored for the last 11 years. It was life changing.
Or was it? A year later my heart has definitely been changed. I am less ruled by my “stuff” and am looking at pursuing some very scary things for God. But it is hard to wonder if I shouldn’t be MORE changed. I still get caught up in worldly things. Still desperately want a new kitchen. Still spend too much on my hair each month. I have a long way to go.
One thing that hasn’t changed is my belief in child sponsorship. Since I returned our family has taken on two more children. Each of my girls picked out a child that shares their birthday. We pray for them every night and their pictures all hang on my fridge. It has been so wonderful to watch my kids get involved in an organization that means so much to me.
I think sometimes we don’t nurture enough our children’s innate desire to give back. Why innate? Because we are created in God’s image and he LOVES to give. I find my kids desperately want to find ways to bless others but don’t know how. And the world is telling them to take, take, take so we need to counter that.
World Vision has 200 kids right now that don’t have a mom. I am so passionate about orphans but as Mother’s Day approaches I am even more aware of what a whole this leaves in children’s lives. Would you consider giving yourself a Mother’s Day present and sponsoring one of these 200 children? I am confident $30 a month can change your life. It changed mine.
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I would love to know if you chose to sponsor in the comments. I might have a little something for you…