World Vision- Things I Love Thursday

TILT 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. 

What are you loving this week? Simply write a post about it, link up below and take some time to visit the other participants. Easy peasy, but if you need a little more help, check out the Things I Love Thursday guidelines. Thanks for participating!

I would love to know if you chose to sponsor in the comments. I might have a little something for you…


  1. What a wonderful thing you are doing and teaching your children.
    Bless you!

    i would not only love to sponsor a child, but I would love to adopt another one or two….
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  2. This Thursday I am taking the time to enjoy my babies. Tonight I was in a huge hurry, I had people coming over for a meeting. So I was cleaning frantically and my baby boy got fussy. It was so nice to stop worring about the mess and just hold him and play with him. My house was messy when my friends came over, but it was no big deal. I relished playing with my baby.
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  3. I am sharing my newfound recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning. Enjoy!
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  4. This is my first time linking up :) Thanks for the linky. I’m sure I will be back again and again :)
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  5. Hi Jill! Thank you for this beautiful post! Your words tugged at a very sensitive heart string of mine that needed to be tugged at. Thank you! Mindy
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  6. Wonderful post. Thanks for the link-up.

  7. Such a great thing to do! We haven’t done this yet, but are considering it.
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