Nope, not the one in my tummy. (Still haven’t had the first ultrasound. I go next week.) We got our Compassion girl. I don’t even want to think about how I posted about sponsoring a kid over two weeks ago and I went to a spa and a cruise in between…
Anyway, yesterday Les, Lydia and I sat down to look through some of the pictures of kids needing sponsorship on Compassion’s website. I told Lydia that these little kids need our help because some of them don’t have clothes or food and they don’t know Jesus. I told her we’d pray for them, send money and even write letters. She was very interested!
She pointed to so many and would say, “I want that little girl!” Then she found some dollar bills on the table (along with 50,000 other things that need to be put away) and was trying to put the money inside the computer for “the kids”. How cute!
When we finally picked out a 5 year old girl, Alizeta from Burkina Faso (see adorable picture below!) and I was about to put my credit card information in, Lydia said, “I want a little boy, too!” I told her when our new baby gets here, we’ll sponsor another little kid, too.
I can’t find all her info again online, they’ll be sending us a big packet all about her soon. But I do remember she just had her birthday this month, she likes to play hide and seek and play with dolls. She lives with her mom and dad who are both sometimes farmers. I’m pretty sure she had at least 2 siblings and one of her responsibilities is caring for them. (She just turned 5!!)
If you look over to the left, I’ve got a new banner you can click to sponosor a child through Compassion. I chose that one because it’s something I say all the time. I WANT to change MY perspective of poverty. Go ahead and click around, you might see a little kid you can help, too!
If you haven’t read the Compassion Uganda Blog Tour posts, please do! (Start with Shannon & Sophie!) We’re already praying for little Alizeta and believing that our measly $32 will have an eternal impact on her life.