Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Children are a Gift from God

As I sit in the office at the orphanage, I can hear the sound of children singing songs in their classrooms. They sing in the morning and again in the afternoon just before school closes for the day. I like to just stop and listen.

Their small voices are a reminder that these children are getting the opportunity to go to school, to learn and to play. So many children here do not get that luxury. There families cannot afford the costs. This is why we have built schools and why we have a sponsorship program. We would love to see every child have the chance to be in school and to have a bright future.

The really awesome thing we have encountered since being here is seeing firsthand how a sponsorship program looks from the persepective of the child being sponsored. Since being here we have not only met with and played with these children, but we have given them letters, pictures and gifts that their sponsors have sent and we have helped organize and participate in gift distributions as well as a special party just last week.

Sponsorship means more than a place in school, a uniform, extra clothing and food, school supplies...sponsorship means that someone loves and cares for them, wants to see them succeed and is praying for them. The children light up when they receive a letter or a photo. They hang these things on their walls as precious gifts.

If you would like to invest in a child and become a big part of their life it will be rewarding to you as well as it is to them. There are many children waiting! Email me at reachburkina@gmail.com and I will be happy to give you more information.

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