This week we decided to sponsor a child in the Dominican Republic. We already sponsor three kids (two with World Vision and one with Compassion), so we really prayed about it for the past week to see if it was something we should do. Our financial situation last year made me hesitant. It is always nerve-wracking to take on another bill.
But ultimately, we felt God leading us to step out on faith and sponsor another child. I know we waste $35 a month on items we don’t need. So we are going to further cut back on our budget so that we can give much to Juan. Isn’t he a doll?
It is his birthday on April 20. I am hoping our visit makes it one to remember.
Over the next few weeks I am going to boldly be asking you to pray to sponsor a child with World Vision. I know it may make some of you uncomfortable. I know that some of you are financially strapped and $35 a month is impossible. But I also know that many of you are probably like us.
You aren’t rich, but you make enough to pay your bills and have a little wiggle room.
And that little wiggle room can make the difference in the life of one child. A life with education and a future. A life with food and opportunity.
For just $35.
Please pray about it. And if you feel lead, sponsor a child in the DR.
Not only will you have the opportunity to get to know your child and make a life-changing impact on them, but if you sponsor a World Vision child through this blog, you will get a limited edition, free gift.
A Free Gift
Lisa Leonard is partnering with World Vision and this bloggers trip!! What does this mean? Well, if you sponsor a child, you will receive this limited edition Faith, Hope, Amor necklace, for free. (quantities limited)
Isn’t it stunning?
We hope that every time you wear it, you remember to pray for your child and for children like him or her around the world.We also hope it will be a conversation starter when people comment on it. (As a long-time wearer of Lisa’s jewelry, I can guarantee people will ask you about it.)
The words Faith, Hope, Amor are a reminder of 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Amor is set apart in Spanish, which is the official language of the DR.
Can I Meet Your Sponsored Child?
While in the DR, I would love to meet your sponsored child. So, if you sponsor a child using this link, send me a note (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their name and I will send it along to World Vision. (The children linked here are all at the project I will be visiting). World Vision is coordinating visits for us to meet many children and if it is possible to meet yours, get their picture, etc., I will! I know it isn’t the same as meeting them yourself, but I would love to be your hands and feet. I will hug them and let them know that you love them and are praying for them.
Update: Kids must be sponsored by April 14 for World Vision to coordinate the meetings!
Lisa is also graciously donating 100 necklaces for the bloggers to give to people we meet in the DR. If you sponsor a child, I will be able to give them one of these necklaces, as a tangible daily reminder of your love for them. Isn’t that amazing? I plan to give Juan’s mom a necklace, since I doubt he will dig it.
So, please, please consider sponsoring a child today. Thank you.