we love our sponsor kids all over the world & love the connection it has brought us with them and their countries.
I’m trying to get us all organized with our sponsor kids so we can better pursue a relationship with them!
but for now I want to tell you about our Bright Hope (Project 61) sponsor girls!
We met Tsion & Abenezer last summer on our Visiting Orphans trip. Tsion LOVED Stephen & I have several pictures of them together. We remember meeting Abenezer & she’s in 1 or 2 pictures with Stephen but we didn’t know her well. We got home from our trip & wanted to be a part of what Project 61 was doing to bring a good education, a good meal/day, spiritual guidance, tutoring, and fun summer activities to children in the community of Korah. We’ve been sponsoring them since last August, and I had the great opportunity to SEE them on my last visit to Korah in January.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure if they would remember me or know who I was. I hadn’t ever had a conversation with Abenezer & Tsion was more of Stephen’s friend (while I was with all the big boys!). But right when our van pulled up to Korah they were WAITING for me by the van. It was so sweet! Right when I stepped off the van they each had a hand and we were off! I honestly was so surprised, but I know I shouldn’t have been. I know how much sponsorship means to them. I know they have our pictures & our letters in their home and think of us as much as we think of them. It was like I was being reunited with my long lost daughters. Oh how I love these girls. and get this – THEY are best friends. They go to church together & their moms work together. We “randomly” chose to sponsor both of them not knowing how close friends they were. I love that.
Honestly, not having my boys around – I really got to spend time with these girls and I loved every second of it. It was a very different Korah experience than my last trip but I knew God had something good in store. I got to watch them perform all their Christmas songs, we painted nails, they fixed my hair, we prayed, I got to hear about their families, I took a note from Abenezer to her brother at Shashamene, we really did have a great time together!
Sponsorship really is an amazing thing. Remember when I talked about those curtians I don’t need – this makes it all worth it.
So far (through give1save1 blog), 10 kids have been sponsored.