Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Making a big difference in the life of a child ...























At "Kind Hearts" care-point in Ethiopia, we have gotten to know 56 children who NEED the love, encouragement and family-connection of a sponsor. $34 per month ensures that a desperately poor and hungry child will have two nutritious meals every day, along with other basic needs of clothing, medical care, education and Christian discipleship. Adey (one of the Hopechest staffers in Ethiopia) has completed the profiles and pictures of each of the children and we will hopefully have that information in our hands next week.

I will immediately contact each of the 32 families that have committed to sponsorship so far - to match you with your child!!! I am so excited to see the transformation at this care-point and among these children when they know they can regularly rely on basic needs being met. And that is only the beginning - as these kids learn what it is like to have the love, support and encouragement of a family (sponsor).

The photos above are just a few of the children at "Kind Hearts". Some of them are single orphans (they have lost one parent), some of them are double orphans (they have lost both parents). Adey, with Hopechest, talks with each child personally as well as their caretaker/teacher and any family members to find out as much as possible about each child, and that information is included in the "profile" along with a picture. Once you are matched with your sponsor child, you will register with Hopechest through their website and you can immediately send a letter and pictures to your sponsored child to introduce yourself and your family. They will absolutely treasure the letters and pictures you send.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these precious kids, please email me at kjwistrom@yahoo.com. For those of you that have already committed to sponsoring a child (32 families as of tonight!!), I will contact you as soon as I have the profiles!! :)

2 comments:

Becky Burk said...

Karen I know I'm late with this but I want to sponsor a child. My sister Sarah has contacted you already and can't wait to get her profile :) She's really excited! Also I always turn to my birth month (August) in calendars to see what's featured and I was very happy to see Jadyn as my "poster child"! So let me know what you need from me. Also are these kids adoptable? I just wonder b/c you never mentioned that so I just didn't know.
Becky Burk

Kimberly said...

Oh...those sweet faces....can't wait to 'meet' the child we will sponsor. Blessings on you and all that you are doing. My friend wants to sponsor a child and I will send her the link today!