Monday, November 08, 2010

Maurine Owino Compassion Presentation

Our Mandi will leave Kenya in less than 24 hrs. This is Maurine. She is a with Compassion International. She will graduate in December from the Compassion LDP University. God allowed Mandi to meet Maurine and they were able to spend a lot of time together these past three weeks.
I can not begin to explain it all... my emotions are raw. God has given me a peace about Mandi being in Kenya. Friends would say "are you ok with her being in Africa?" I was really ok... I have felt that this is what God planned from the beginning and He would bring it about...
For the past 24 hrs though I feel very emotional. We are very excited about her coming home. I find myself sad as she has to say goodbye to Maurine. Again, I can not begin to explain how God has brought all this about.... I am sure in the next several weeks I will share with you lots about all of this.

Please take a few minutes and watch the clip. I hope it blesses you as much as it has us. Maurine has taught Mand the song she sings on this video clip.
I am thankful for your words of encouragement.
Much love~

*you will need to pause the music in my side bar so you can watch the video clip.


  1. I tried to email this to you, but it came back to me as undeliverable....

    There is probably a waiting list for correspondent kids, but most people I know
    don't have to wait very long. Just call the main phone number for Compassion and
    tell them you are interested in corresponding with a child. They will direct you
    and put you in contact with the person in charge.

    I will warn you that if their sponsor stops sponsoring them, Compassion will
    contact you first to see if you are interested in becoming their sponsor since
    you will have already established a relationship with the child. It has happened
    to me a couple times, and it just happened to my friend. You are NOT obligated
    to sponsor the child financially, but sometimes it's a nice way to add kids when
    the husband is reluctant to just sponsor more children. I've acquired a couple
    kids that way and at the time my husband wasn't quite as generous...but when he
    saw that we (I) already had a relationship with the child, he was willing to
    take on the financial part. I have also said no to this request.

    I don't know Maurine...I will check her out. I was reading a bit about your
    daughter's trip on your blog. What a great experience. I didn't have much time,
    so I will have to get back there and really read more! I LOVE meeting LDP
    students. They are such amazing young men and women and their stories are
    incredible. A former LDP student from Uganda lives here in Portland and I've met
    him and his wife. He is the one who first inspired me to sponsor an LDP student.
    I was struggling with the idea of sponsoring 1 LDP as opposed to sponsoring 8
    little kids for the same amount of money. He helped me understand the importance
    of LDP. Since then I have met several other LDP students....2 from Kenya who
    were in the area for a bit and several on my trip to Peru.

    Advocacy is an incredible experience. If you want more information or have
    questions I would be happy to talk with you more about it. Where do you live?

    Blessings my new friend! Jill

  2. I just watched the! I just love hearing their testimonies! Thank you for sharing this. I would love to hear all of Mandi's stories from her trip.

    Thanks for your prayers for Kevin this week.

  3. I enjoyed this...
    and I enjoyed reading about your 13 year olds BD celebration.

  4. I love watching Maurine's life take flight in so many ways, and I can't wait to hear more about Mandi's trip and time with her!

    Keep sharing!

  5. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Wow. That was an incredible video. I can't get enough of the testimonies of former Compassion kids. It's what got me involved with Compassion in the first place. Thanks for sharing!