Monday, December 09, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas is a wonderful time when our hearts are turned towards the needs of others. I love this time of year when we are giving love to one another in one form or another.

If you are looking for a COMPLETELY fulfilling way to give to a child this year, would you please think and pray about sponsoring one of our children? Linda and I are almost daily finding new children with new needs to meet. For just $35 per month, you can send a child to school and help his or her family with food and medical supplies on an as needed basis.

We just met Laurence the other day. She is older for a sponsorship child but she has demonstrated a lot of determination in getting as far as she has in school.

Laurence hopes to become a nurse
Laurence is 20 years old. She is in the 10th grade this year (2013-2014). Her father died in 2000 of an illness. Her mother left the courtyard shortly after her father died and she is now living in the Ivory Coast.

Laurence is under the watchful eye of her older sister. Laurence lives in the courtyard of her father's extended family. There are 8 children in the family. One is in Ouagadougou, four are students in Niangoloko and three are no longer in school. Laurence is the 5th child in the family.

Laurence lives in a small mud brick house without access to electricity or running water. The family farms for a living and during the rainy season, Laurence works in her family's fields.

Laurence dreams of becoming a nurse. With a passing grade this year in school (2013-2014) it is possible that if Laurence has a sponsor, we could enroll her in nursing school next year.

Would you please consider sponsoring Laurence?