We just got updated pictures of Muri
(our sponsor child from Trees of Glory for those new to my blog)

It has been a joy to get to know our "little girl"
over the past three years.

We receive letters from her letting us know how she's
doing in school,  her favorite things and what God is doing in her life.

She is the cutest, sweetest little thing and she is doing so well.

Sometimes the pictures of the children from pre-sponsor days and afterwards
are so dramatic.  But I will have to say our little girl has always,
even from the beginning, has been so full of life and has the sweetest smile you can imagine.

When you have a sponsor child that you pray for daily, she becomes 
an important part of your life.  They are part of your family.
We have her picture up right along with our kids and grandkids.
She is one of us.

We truely love her.

This is the first picture we received of Muri.

This is Muri three years later.
Oh my how she's grown from a baby to a little school girl.

To find out more information on how you can sponsor a child
like Muri, please click on the link
to Karen Wistrom's blog.  She is the co-ordinator for Children's Hope Chest with
Kind Hearts and Trees of Glory care centers.

"Sponsoring a child is a great way to help an individual child by ensuring that their basic needs (food, clothing and medical care) are being met and that they have the incredible opportunity to get aneducation!  As we all know, education is the key to a life of opportunity instead of a life trapped in grinding poverty.  An education gives these kids a chance to grow up and become the future leaders of their country!

Sponsorship is $34 per month and matches an orphaned or destitute child in Ethiopia with a family here in the United States.  The child and the sponsor family can exchange letters - and the kids absolutely treasure the letters they get from their sponsors.  Affirming words like "you are special", "I love your smile", "Good job in school" are rarely heard by these kids, and they keep the letters and store up every word in their hearts."

                                                                      - Karen Wistrom-

Although it's not required, if you choose you will be able to visit the care center on one of the sponsor
mission trips scheduled yearly.  It is definitely on my bucket list in the future.  I can't wait to meet Muri in person.    Thank you for considering this opportunity.

Being grateful in all things.....

951.  Karen Wistrom and Children's Hope Chest with all their hard work
952.  people stepping up to help
953.  volunteers helping the tornado victims
954.  awards night at Taylor's school
955.  lost and then found granddoggie
956.  my vitamix blender that gets daily use, sometimes twice
957.  my sweet husband who always takes care of my car
958.  rain

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