Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The reason I'm giving up fast food!



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!!

23 comments:

Autumn said...

That's so awesome you are doing that! What a way to change someone's life!

Jacquie said...

What a great reason to give up fast food. We sponsor a little boy in India. My few dollars means SO much more to him than what we'd do with it every month.

In this wonderful life... said...

he is beautiful! I'll be praying for him! This is SO awesome of you!

Kassie said...

How incredible!! You are inspiring. :)

Whitney said...

He's precious! You are awesome!

Rebecca Jo said...

Thats awesome girl!! You know - that makes me think... maybe we should do a Word Vision linky thing.. have everyone put a picture of their world vision child so we can all pray unitely for them & have it a blog day!!! Wouldnt that be fun?!?!?! & then all these kids would REALLY be covered in prayer!!!

Lindsey said...

That is awesome!! I so badly want to do this and I think I will stop putting it off now!

♥Kim said...

Lauren your such a sweet young lady!!! I love how you reach out to others!

He will be in my prayers! Wish you all the luck! ♥

Annie said...

oh lauren!
you have a heart of gold :)
i think it's awesome that you are able to sponsor him.
my prayers are with him!:)

Rachael said...

Lauren!!!! Do you remember me? LOL...it's been so long since I've been on here! I think that this is so beautiful!!!!! God bless you girl! Isn't it amazing to see how one small adjustment in our lives can touch another's so deeply? I will be praying for him and praying for you that you just continue to allow the love of Jesus to flow. You have inspired me!

Rachael said...

Lauren!!!! Do you remember me? LOL...it's been so long since I've been on here! I think that this is so beautiful!!!!! God bless you girl! Isn't it amazing to see how one small adjustment in our lives can touch another's so deeply? I will be praying for him and praying for you that you just continue to allow the love of Jesus to flow. You have inspired me!

Emily said...

Lauren, that is so fantastic. It's great that you have something tangible to give up, too. Whenever you drive by McDonalds, you can think of how much it's helping the little boy!

He'll be in my prayers :)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

SO precious!! :) THat is so wonderful that you are doing this!!! :)

kristi said...

YAY! I am currently sponsoring a child in Ghana (who shares a birthday with me) and I LOVE getting letters and pictures from her in the mail! It definitely makes my day!

Justin and Jessica said...

You have such a great heart!

Niki said...

That's so awesome Lauren! What a big heart you have:) He is so precious!!

His Doorkeeper said...

John will be a blessed little boy with your help! Way to go Lauren! We sponsor a little boy in Nicaragua. My hope is to meet him face to face someday soon!

Kait said...

What a great blessing you are giving him!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

That is awesome!

I sponsored a child in high school, and Mr. Newlywed and I have been talking about doing it again. I am glad you found a good organization. That was one of our biggest concerns.

I am so excited to see what God has you do with this boy's life!

Tim said...

Such a wonderful thing you are doing here Lauren. God will bless you in so many ways.

I know your waistline will be grateful too! LOL Not that you needed it or anything.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Holly said...

What a great reason to give up fast food. ;) I am proud of you Lauren. You have a spirit for helping others. You are an awesome friend.

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Rachael said...

I am a blogger drop out-LOL!!! I miss everyone and was just checking in. I gotta do better with my time so I can blog too...pray for me-LOL!! It is so wonderful to hear from you though and see how God is using you. Stay blessed sister in Christ!! :)