Our Passion for Blessing Children through
World Vision and Compassion International
In August of 2011, I had the opportunity to travel with the World Vision Bolivia Bloggers Team.
It’s a bit of a cliche’ to refer to it as a life changing event in my life, but seeing first hand the ministry of World Vision, meeting our sponsor child, Abigail, visiting with children, families, and communities whose lives have been changed through the generosity of people like you and me . . . amazing.
To learn more about how you can become a WV Child Sponsor go to:
A Prayer for the Journey –
As you read this we are just beginning our Bolivian journey. We arrived in La Paz tonight, and we will fly to Cochabamba early tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow evening I will post my thoughts and stories from Day 1, but tonight I would like to share the prayer I found myself writing during my Friday morning time with the Lord.
Prayer for the Journey:
Father, My stomach is all aflutter. I desperately want to serve and glorify You with all that I am. Yet this morning “all that I am” seems very small and insignificant.
Who am I to tell Your stories?
Who am I to touch the least of these, when I feel so insufficient?
How can I make a difference? I can’t.
How can I capture immense needs with simple words? I can’t.
How can I be bold when thoughts and questions flood my mind with anxiety and insecurity? I can’t.
But You can!
You gave me the boldness I needed to say “yes” six weeks ago. Now, I pray that YOU will make me bold to go – to go and be . . .
Please help me Lord to tell Your stories so that people will see and know what You want them to understand. Give my words and pictures life, so that they are not just stories on a page, but real – fleshed out people . . . children, families, and communities dearly loved by You.
And Father I pray that from this day forward, with eyes opened and heart tendered, loved by me . . . through my words, through my prayers, and through my actions.
May it be for Jesus sake. Amen.
I have shown you in all things that by working hard in this way we must help the weak, remembering the words that the Lord Jesus Himself said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Acts 20:35 (GN)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR TRIP CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW:
A “Vision” via EmailWhat Do Veggie Tales and World Vision Have in Common?
Are You Generous? The First Two Steps to Generous Living
Thinking About Bolivia
A Bold Announcement
When You Sponsor a Child You Raise Up a Community
That One Child
When I Grow Up
10 Things I’ve Learned about Child Sponsorship
Remembering Precious Faces, Needing to Make a Difference
5 Awesome Blessings from Bolivia
A Gram Looks at Healthcare in Bolivia
I Am Not Ashamed!
Prayer at the End of the Journey
The Lesson I Learned in South America that I Never Want to Forget
Justino and Silveria – Their Story Should Be Made into a Movie
What I Learned From Arminda
Change a Life – Sponsor a Child
Rev and I also sponsor a child through Compassion International
and would like to invite you to check out their ministry as well.
God bless you and thank you for loving God’s children.