Posts made in June, 2016

Ripple Effect

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in 1+1 Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Swaziland | 0 comments

-Yasmin Cline The impact of child sponsorship goes beyond just the child who receives food and medical care through monthly giving. Its effect can ripple through the family, the homestead and the community. Throughout the week, our team has been beyond blessed to be able to visit the homes of our sponsor children. We had the opportunity to see, hear and experience another aspect of the lives our children live. At Mzwakhe’s homestead (and his brother, Xolo, who has a different sponsor),...

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Falling Head Over Heels

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Guatemala | 0 comments

-Lydia Thomas In 2013 I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Guatemala with my parents and my brother. I fell head over heels for the people and the culture and vowed to go back as soon as I could. Since that first trip, I have gone on the Guatemala student trip every year. What keeps me coming back? I just returned from my fourth trip to Los Verdes. As I sit here and reflect on these amazing experiences I’ve had, I can’t help but think: What is it that keeps me coming back? Renewing...

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Pumping Water

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016 in Swaziland | 0 comments

-Harvey Cline I enjoy a good workout. Workouts normally feel pretty good. It’s also good for you. You burn calories, relieve stress, build strength, and improve aerobic fitness. Anytime I am able to get a workout while performing a useful task is even better.  Things like yard work or helping someone move come to mind.  This week, at the Care Point, we have had the privilege of performing some very useful work. We were able to pump water from the well at our Care Point. The water that we...

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What do we really need?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Swaziland | 1 comment

-Joey Mutnansky Seel Today, we visited the homestead of my sponsor child, Tengetile and her sister Noncedo, the child of another couple on our team. She lives with her gogo (grandmother) and 6 additional children under her care. There’s no warmth between the family members. It is a distant, static relationship—not warm and loving. It would be easy to give them money—but we can’t. Money is temporary, when we need sustainability. We need men who stand up to defend, and provide for their families...

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Part Two: Relationships Turn Into Friendships

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Kenya, Maasai, Sponsorship, Trips | 0 comments

Whether the Nairobi team or the Massai team, relationships formed in the past or during this trip continue to grow. Amy Steffy’s Story… Friday, the Massai team traveled to the village that Teresia is from. Since her school had just started a mid-term break, both Teresia and Selina were able to accompany the team out to Teresia’s village. John Keshe, his wife Paris and their two youngest children also went with the team. As the team cars were loading up, all four girls climbed into...

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