Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Our newest family member

Here she is! Her name is Harshini and she is beautiful and hungry and I am so proud that we decided to adopt this precious one. JJ Heller the Christian artist sang at church yesterday and had all the information right there for us to pick up so it was very easy and the entire process took about 5 minutes. We can write to Harshini and her family and send her special gifts on her birthday. The organization is called World Vision and it is a Christian group helping children and families all over the world.
Harshini lives with her mother, father, sister and brother in Sri Lanka and despite their efforts, it is difficult to meet their family needs. She likes to play with dolls and she helps at home by being good...(that one made me tear up!) By simply giving a dollar a day this angel will receive health care and educational opportunities. In addition, her parents will receive help in starting their own income-generating activities, which will in turn help them to provide better for their families and raise their standard of living. We want her to experience all the love of GOD and life in all its fullness. AMEN! Welcome to the family baby girl.

I realized while writing this I have never introduced Daniel to you. Daniel lives in St. Andrew's Africa and we have been sponsoring Daniel for the last two and a half years. We pray for him all the time and write him letters. We meet Daniel through Compassion International and have LOVED everything that Compassion does for Daniel and his immediate family. My kids send him pictures and their artwork and they get very excited when we receive a letter from Daniel. I am amazed at all Compassion can do for $38.00 a month...it's astonishing to me. I know that not everyone is able to financially sponsor a child but if you are I really encourage you to do it. It is very easy on your end and the children are released from a life of poverty.

And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.
Matt. 18:5


shannonmichaelis said...

I love it! As a new person to the Compassion world, I literally want to just snatch them all up. Good for you for getting another!

Caryn said...

I'm so proud of you guys. Makes me tear up thinking of your generosity towards these precious kiddos and how much it is changing their lives.

Funny little tid-bit I was checking google reader and thought I was reading this post from someone else and then about halfway down I realized it was your post not who I thought it was and it made it even more touching knowing that was YOUR kids sending their art work - no just someone whose blog I read and kids I don't know!

Welcome to the family Daniel and Harshini!!

Kendel Pryor said...

ahhh i love this!!! I have a sweet baby in Uganda thru World Vision and think they do such a great job of communicating!! :D so incredible to teach your kids such a great lesson of sharing and compassion

Mindy said...

OH Angie...this is amazing! I love your new little girl. What a beauty!!! I am going to check this out for sure! Thank you for sharing. You guys are so wonderful to so many.........

Hope you got my message on FB! Your gift is way too kind! Thank you so so much!!! Can't wait to see you!

Kimberly said...

We have Ty. He's five and from the Philippines. We've sponsored him for two years. Creighton loves him. His family loves us. Those monthly letters we get {and send} are some of my favorite things in our mailbox.

Thanks for inspiring me to inquire about another family member!