Day #145: Give a Birthday Card

October 2 is our World Vision sponsored child's birthday. He lives in Zimbabwe so it takes the mail a bit longer to get to him. World Vision always sends us a pre-made birthday card that we are invited to sign and mail back. The card is then delivered to our sponsored child for his birthday. In addition to signing the pre-made card, Kayla and Olivia worked on two special homemade cards … [Read more...]

Day #96: Give a Letter to Your Sponsored Child

The past 5 years we have sponsored a boy named Gift from Zimbabwe through World Vision. Without fail, we send $35/mth - it is automatically taken out of our account. But we haven't been very diligent about writing to him. As a family, we periodically pray for Gift and his community, but somehow we rarely get around to putting pen-to-paper. This morning we wrote Gift a letter. It was simple. … [Read more...]

Day #38: Give to the Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief

Today we arrived in Tallahassee, Florida. As we drove from Alabama, I kept thinking about all of the families in Japan struggling to know how to move forward after the tsunami disaster. I can't check my twitter feed without seeing another news story about ongoing devastation in Japan. More bodies found. More wounded. Radiation. Stocks plummeting. Homelessness. Confusion. Fear. Stephanie and I … [Read more...]

Day #21: Give To A Child Through World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Stephanie and I sponsor an 11 year old boy named "Gift" who lives in Zimbabwe in a community severely affected by HIV and AIDS. Our $35/month support goes toward long-term projects … [Read more...]