Saturday, February 16, 2008

I'd Like to Introduce You To...

...the newest member of our family, Mijael. He is 7 years old and lives in Bolivia in South America, with his mother and father and one sister. One of the sponsors of Casting Crowns tour is World Vision, an organization that goes into the poorest areas of the poorest nations in the world and does mission work to help the children of the areas by getting sponsors for them from other wealthier parts of the world. This is something that has been on my heart for a long time and was apparently on Tammy's as well. Just before the intermission of the concert last night, lead singer, Mark Hall, was describing some of the children he had from their information sheets and seeking sponsors. Tammy said she has thought for some time that we should do this, I said the same thing, so her and I and Lindsey went out to the lobby and picked Mijael out of stacks and stacks of children packets up for sponsorship. It only costs $30.00 a month and our support will ensure that Mijael will get food and water, clothing, and an education in World Vision mission schools. Our deciding factor for Mijael was his countenance in his picture on his information sheet below. He just looked so incredibly sad and well, worried or fearful. I pray that he has the start of a new and better life now. Welcome to the family Mijael.


4 comments:

Lindsey said...

Mijael is SO cute, I am glad we decided to sponser a child! Hopefully we will be a great help to Mijael and his family!
Love,
Linds =]

Anonymous said...

Cool! We have a grnadson! Way to go guys!
Love you - Mom

Rick said...

Yep, Mom, you and Dad have are surrogate grandparents to a grandson.

Sara said...

Very cool thing you all are doing. The world could definitely use more families like yours. Congrats on the new addition to the family! That kid doesn't know how lucky he is.