Meet my friend Peter

Hello blog friends.  Meet my friend Peter. 

A few months ago, I heard about a group of bloggers who were traveling to Uganda to raise awareness of Compassion International.  I was interested…I had never heard of such a thing before.  Being a blogger, my interest was especially piqued. I read the blogs of the people, saw the happy faces of the kids and I was hooked.

So, I visited the Compassion website and tried to decide what kid to adopt.  I knew that I wanted to sponsor a kid from Uganda.  I saw that there were a bunch of kids who were waiting more than six months to be sponsored.  I looked through pages and pages of kids, and found Peter.  He is the same age as my oldest nephew, and his birthday is the day before mine.  I fell in love.  You can do the same.

Sponsoring Peter has been one of the most humbling experiences of my life.  Humbling?  How does that make sense?  I receive letters from Peter pretty frequently, and I send him letters. I’ve scanned on and posted it below so that you can check it out.  In one letter, he said that he had prayed for me, and had a scripture to give me.  I thought, “Are you kidding me?  This kid, who lives in a third world country, whose country is ravaged by unrest, poverty and disease, takes the time to pray for me?”  Let me tell you something.  His letter arrived on the day I needed it most.  The scripture hit me between my eyes.

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Haiti has been utterly devastated by this hurricane season…Gustav, Ike, a few hurricane I can’t remember…have caused wide-spread flooding.  Coincidentally, Compassion works in Haiti.  If you visit the Compassion website you can search by country…

Just take the time to consider how great the impact of a few dollars a month can be.  Who knows?  Maybe the child you sponsor will find the cure for AIDS, for cancer, for the common cold. Just sayin…

Please, take the time to make a difference in a kids life.  There are kids all over the world who are dying, literally, because they are hungry, don’t have clean drinking water, don’t have someone with a little bit of compassion to help them out. 

If you make the decision to sponsor a kid, please let me know.  Leave me a comment.  Shoot me an email.  If you’ve sponsored a kid already, tell me (and my readers) about your experience.


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