Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mail Call!

With the flurry of letters that graced our mailbox two weeks ago, it came as no surprise that our jaunts to the mailboxes weren’t very exciting last week. 

I was happy to find a letter from Mkapa in Tanzania waiting for us this afternoon, though.


In Mkapa’s letter, he tells us that this past August marked the ten year anniversary of the opening of his Child Development Center.  They celebrated and welcomed the District Commissioner as a gust of honor. They shared some of the things they’ve been working on, such as songs and poems as well as the vocational training of carpentry.

Mkapa also shares that they are now learning some Christmas songs as they prepare for the holiday and he asks how we prepare to welcome Christmas.

Lastly, he asks for us to pray that his family will have peace.

Did you hear from any of your sponsored children this week?

I want to apologize for the lack of recent posts.  Friends, my heart has been aching and my mind has been in Ghana and with the children of Lake Volta.

If you don’t know what I am referring to, please take a few minutes and read these compelling posts by my sister-friend JD.

Yes, my heart has been broken by the stories and images. Like the story of Compassion International founder, Everett Swanson, I cannot escape the thought, “Now that you know, what are you going to do about it?”

We have to do something.

Maybe, right now, it is to pray fervently and to spread awareness. Can you help in this cause?  Can you pick out one post from JD’s recent trip and share it through social networking, blogging or email?

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