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Anold Triptych

I recently received a new picture of Anold. It is always fun to look back over the years!

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Common Thread

After reading several letters from my children last evening, I was reminded once again of the common thread in almost all of their letters to me. What is it? It is very simply LOVE. The children tell me they love me and many times they mention that their family loves me. It warms my heart to know that love transcends the continents and creates a special bond!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV

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Part of My Family

I sometimes get concerned that by having this website it might appear that I am trying to focus on what I have done by sponsoring these children. This is certainly not my intent; even most of those closest to me do not realize I am a sponsor. Part of the reason I keep it private is because I truly do believe it is wrong to boast about Christian deeds, and I do not want my actions to appear that way. But I do also know it is important to get the word out so that more children can be sponsored. So that is the dilemma I have — being careful about overly sharing or hiding my lamp under a bushel.

There are two reasons I have this site:

  • To encourage others that may be thinking of sponsoring a child to actually do it
  • Because I consider these children to be part of my extended family – the large family I never had

I am so proud to tell the world about these children, not unlike parents who love to share news about their children. Sponsoring these children makes me happy and I want to share my happiness somewhere. In doing that, I hope that others will choose to do the same!


A Local Experience

I was recently privileged to attend a local presentation of The Compassion Experience, Compassion International’s new interactive traveling display. The attendees were able to walk through three separate and realistic displays highlighting true stories of three children in three different countries — Uganda, India and Bolivia — and how their Compassion sponsorships have made such a positive impact on each of their lives. It was all very eye-opening and thought-provoking.

If you are considering sponsoring a child, this is an excellent event to check out the type impact you could make in a child’s life. If you’d like more information or to see if this display is coming to a location near you, check out the following –


Also check out the following Facebook page –


In future posts, I will share more photos from this event.

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