"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Picture of Hope

In June, we were matched with our precious sponsor child, Webit. She is a seven year old little girl who is enrolled at the Trees of Glory care center in Ethiopia. Through our sponsorship, she is now receiving nutritious meals each day, an education, medical attention, and Christian discipleship.

This is the first picture we saw of her. We immediately fell in love with her, but were saddened by the longing in her eyes and the fact that she wasn't smiling. We have prayed for her every single day and are so grateful that we are able to play a role in her life.

Last month, the sponsor coordinator for Trees of Glory, Karen Wistrom, and her team of volunteers visited Trees of Glory and offered to take care packages to all of the children from their sponsor families. The girls and I had such a great time picking out items for Webit's care package... a new shirt, some chapstick and hair ties, a toothbrush and toothpaste, new sunglasses, and pictures and a letter from our family to her. We were so excited to send our love to her and to help her understand how much we care for her and pray for her.

We were thrilled to see these new pictures of our girl!! Look at that smile! Look at the hope in her eyes!! We are so honored to be a part of her life and feel blessed that God is using us to show her the love of Christ.

There are still children at the Trees of Glory care center waiting and hoping for sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring one of these children and helping to forever change their lives, please contact Karen Wistrom by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. We now have two sponsor children! Sofia lives in El Salvador, and we found her through Compassion International (she and I share a birthday!). She joined our family when she was just five, and I can't believe she's about to start the 6th grade!

    We just added another little girl to our family yesterday through Kids Alive. Her name is Margaret, she's 12, and she lives in Zambia. The kids at church actually go visit the children at this orphanage, so I'll get a whole photo book just about Margaret! I'm so excited! :)