Several of the children and me.... Nepal, Phillippines and Uganda represented in this picture
We have sponsored a child through Compassion for over two years. We write him and he answers.... he is from Indonesia and his name is Ucok. He is learning about Jesus and being rescued from poverty.
But I have shared before about the Children of the World and Compassion.... this is about HOW God is changing me....
during our time seeing this choir the children would hug, smile, giggle and laugh when we surprised them! One little girl from Uganda... named Jamira seemed to attach herself to me. "Auntie Teena, Auntie Teena.... (as she patted my hair) you will come again...?" *
It all became so much more REAL to me. REAL.
They have all returned to their own countries now.... most of them we will not see again until heaven. The children we met were from Nepal, Phillippines & Uganda. One of the chaperones is from Nepal and one is from the Phillippines. We do keep in touch with the chaperones and the leaders. We are all friends, praying for one another, encouraging one another.....
I am reading "Radical" by David Platt. We are so comfortable in America. Just yesterday I read a blog post by Kristen that spoke volumes to me... "When Jesus Isn't Enough." A few days ago I was reading over at Ann's blog.....
I have two more children added to my 6 now..... two sponsored children. I hope one day I can go with the Compassion team to Indonesia and meet Ucok. The way Kristen meet her sponsored child in Kenya.
I will tell you about my other sponsored child.... in my next blog post.... stop by.*
May the God that ministers to the orphans around the world minister to you today.
Alyssa playing "Go Fish" with some of the children from the choir.
Kristen's blog post will not work... no matter how many times I try. grrr so the link is www.wearethatfamily.com and scroll down till you see "When Jesus Isn't Enough."
Ann's blog post will not work either... I am sure it is something I am doing. ugh so here is the link.... www.holyexperience.blogspot.com scroll down till you see the post with the words "heart sore."