This precious face you see is the reason I gave up fast food. His name is John Nasemgu. He is from Kenya. And he's my new sponsor child!!!!
I signed up to be his sponsor while at Women of Faith. My mom and I used to sponsor a child but World Vision got in touch with us and said that our little girl we were sponsoring no longer needed our sponsorship because she was doing so well. Isn't that awesome? That made us so happy and I’ll be honest, for me I was kind of relieved at the same time. I really enjoyed being able to help her but was happy about saving that money monthly as well.
But then I went to the Women of Faith conference and World Vision was there and had a booth set up and I fell in love with this little boy. I’ve been really feeling convicted lately about the frivolous money I’m spending. And I came to realize what I spend a month in fast food can help sponsor John.
He lives with his parents and four sisters. They live in a community in Kenya that’s severely affected by the HIV and AIDS crisis. They rarely have money for food, school, or medical care. So with my help, I can provide John other basic needs for him and his family.
I would like to think that I’m going to be an answer to his prayer and I’m so excited to see how my money is going to be able to help him!
This in itself made the whole weekend worthwhile and I just wanted to be obedient to the tug on my heart to help little John and his family!
Would you please be praying for him? That though I can’t touch him tangibly, but that my money, love, and prayers would touch his life in more ways than I could imagine!
And this sweet boys birthday is Septmeber 3rd :)
So one other nugget I learned over the weekend.... I learned that you can touch the world, one child at a time!!
I would hope that when I look back on my life that I can look back with great certainty that my purpose was served here on earth. That I loved God with my whole heart, loved people, and loved well. I love blessing others. It's much better to give then to receive. I know that there's an amazing God that loves me and will never leave me nor forsake me. There's alot of peace in that when this world can let us down. He's my constant, the one thing that remains the same in this ever changing life of mine. I look towards the future with great hope and expectancy. With hope that God has an amazing path for me, and just pray that my every step will be guided and directed by him as I walk this journey called life!
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