Two years ago when we sponsored Lesbia and Bryan Marcello through Compassion International, we were just starting to really understand the opportunity to impact lives and sow hope where there might not be any hope.
Two months ago when Builder and I made the decision to become Child Advocates and to strength our family's ministry efforts, I had a tiny idea how that might impact our children.
But here were are in the hot middle of summer and my heart is bursting with joy as I see just glimmers of what God is doing in this family and through this family.
When my children asked me what I wanted for my birthday recently, I just couldn't think of anything. And then as I prayed I started seeing faces and upside down symbols and there was the answer. Sponsor a child from the areas at risk for exploitation and abuse. Let God rescue one of this young ones through our commitment, love and letters.
And here she is, the gift my Beloved Builder granted for my 44th birthday...
What a beauty she is and what a blessed woman I am.
And in the same week, surpise another child, unexpected, this one from Indonesia, joined our international family.