Life Verse

"Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me"

Psalm 51:10

Friday, December 16, 2011

Compassion child

We have sponsored a little girl, Miriam, in Guatemala for 3 years.  For some unknown reason, we received a letter a few weeks ago saying that Miriam's family decided to disenroll her from the program.  That made me so sad!  She will now be missing out on the great opportunities to hear about the Lord and to receive much needed financial and educational assistance.  We will continue to pray for Miriam and her family.  Yesterday, we received our new sponsorship packet.  We now have a little girl named Maria.  She is also from Guatemala--our son was adopted from there so we like having that connection.  What I want to do this time is to do a lot better with our correspondence.  We honestly were not as good as we could have been with writing to Miriam.  Our goal will be to write at least once a month and for the kids to make her pictures.  Compassion has made this even easier by adding online letter writing and picture uploading.  I want Maria to be more than a photo on a card.  I want her to feel like a member of our family.  We will do better than we did before.
Help make a difference in the lives of children in need. Now is the time to sponsor a child.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wonderful Weekend in NYC!

Our little family took a weekend trip to soak in NYC at Christmas time!  It was beautiful--crowded and smoky, but beautiful!  Lots of twinkling lights.  We went to Mary Poppins on Broadway, saw the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, ice skated in Central Park, perused FAO Schwartz and of course, checked out the windows at Macy's.  I also got to meet Delilah from the nightly syndicated radio show. She was a bright light and is also a believer.  The whole trip was amazing!
                                                           Macy's window display--C was mesmerized!
                                                                        Delilah and M

Rockefeller Center tree

Central Park skating