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Change the world for ONE

In the summer of 2006 Jordan and I had the privilege to travel to Rwanda, Africa. It was life changing to say the least. God did beautiful things in our short time there! The land of a thousand hills radiates beauty, life, and hope despite the tragic genocide of 1994.

Our dear friends at Africa New Life are doing a beautiful job of providing a hope and future to the men, women, and children of Rwanda through their many programs. Check them out here– truly an amazing organization! Their secondary school in Kayonza was just named the #1 secondary school in the country of Rwanda!

We have been involved in the great works of Africa New Life but, for various reasons, have never had our own sponsored child. This Christmas season as we celebrated Advent and I read through The Hole in the Gospel, I knew it was time. I was inspired that God could use us to change one life. One dream. One future. One very important life.

And so Christmas morning as we unwrapped pretty packages and sipped our coffee, I gave my sweet Jordan a card describing my desire to sponsor. We rejoiced in knowing that sponsorship would not only change the life of a child, but ours as well.

This week our desire became a reality as we chose sweet Rebekah to be a part of our little family. She lives in the village of Kayonza, a community that is dear to us from our time in Rwanda.

Here she is! Isn’t she lovely?

Please know that my heart in sharing this story is not to make us sound great. We’re not. We should have done this a long time ago. But I would love to invite you to the joy of sponsorship. Pastor Charles of Africa New Life says,

You cannot change the world, but you can change the world for one.

What will you do this year? How will you make 2012 different by helping one child receive the funds necessary to go to school, eat healthy meals, and have their basic needs met? How can you leverage all that you’ve been given?

Click here if you’d like to sponsor a child today.

Thanks for reading,

Jess

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