Last week, I logged into my Compassion International account to see if there was an updated photo of Johan. CI will update the child’s photo every other year and his Child Information page says that his information was last updated in April 2009. I didn’t find a new photo of Johan, but I was surprised to see a new photo of Alice From Kenya!
Here is our first photo of her, taken when she was nine.
And here is her new photo, at age eleven!
Wow, has she grown!! (I edited her profile photo on the Picnik website, so I could send her a fancier version of her picture to her.) I miss that big smile she had in her first photo, but she is really growing up and so beautiful!
Last night, I was working through some emotions surrounding the 13th birthday of my step-daughter that is coming up tomorrow. I decided to get out the watercolors and create to get my mind focused on something else.
My love of Africa was what inspired me to paint a sunset and some Acacia trees.
An idea came to me and who knows if it will pan out, but I hope to paint a couple of these every week and offer them up for sale in order to provide financial gifts for our Compassion kids. 100% of the money donated for these watercolors will go as gifts to our children and I will let the buyers decide what they want to offer. Really, any offer will be accepted. (Seriously. Try me!) I’m no professional! Feel free to email me at mjw4compassion at gmail dot com if you’d like the prototype above, which measures about 7.5” X 10.5”. Paypal is the preferred method of payment.
Also, don’t forget to enter the drawing for the Compassion shirt!