We finally decided to do it. Inspired by Shannon's adventures in Uganda with Compassion, we have decided to sponsor a child.
I looked through the photos of children waiting for a sponsor and this little girl jumped out at me.
Isn't she wonderful?
She is now, at least partially, our responsibility to help make it to adulthood in the impoverished area in which she was born. We will pray for her, write to her, and send monthly support to help her have access to schooling, better nutrition, medical care, and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I used to want a houseful of children. I know now that is not God's will for me. I am grateful that I can call one more "my own". I so look forward to getting to know her and watching her grow each year. My little Missy is already trying to decide on the perfect first gift to send her. It's almost like having the sister she has wanted for so long.
Go take a look at some of the faces over at Compassion. See if one jumps out at you. Wouldn't it be cool to change someone's life for the better?