Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Help Kids in Africa

I just wanted to let everyone know that our church had the man who started Hope 4 Kids International, Tom Eggum, come and speak last year and again this year.  He is AMAZING and his story of how he started the non-profit organization actually gave me chills.  We signed up last year to sponsor a little boy in Uganda for $29.00 a month.  During our recent financial struggles we had to have them re-process the automatic debit a couple of times, but wanted to make sure that we continued to do it, after all, a little boy was counting on us!  when a lady contacted us to ask if we wanted to stop sponsoring because of our money situation......I told her, "ABSOLUTELY NOT, this is important for us as well as the children.  She said, "Okay Good, I just wanted to make sure."  

We received a letter from our little guy Mwimi (age 10), I wanted to share it with everyone.....so here it is:

Greetings my sponsor in Jesus's name.  How are you?  Back to me and my family, we are doing good.  We stay in Eastern Uganda, Butalya district in Butesa village.  Thanks for choosing me to be helped by you.  I look forward waiting for your letter and your greeting.  Thank you for your heart you showed me.  Here are some of my pictures please enjoy them at the bottom of this letter.   Educationally I am trying to keep up though our school is in the villages.

Mwimi Yusufu

How awesome is that? I put the letter on the fridge for all the kids to see and read daily.  I think it's important as parents to teach our kids to give to others less fortunate and the best way to do that is to lead by example.  So I wanted to give you all the same opportunity to sponsor a child in need.  Here is the info:

Hope 4 Kids International
PO Box 74010
Phoenix, AZ 85087
T (623) 979-5516
F (623) 979-5244
www.hope4kidsinternational.org 

The difference you make each day can impact the world.  Step out of your comfort zone and start making a difference......SOMEONE IS WAITING FOR YOU!!!


DAILY ACT OF KINDNESS UPDATE:

My act of kindness today was to write a letter back to Mwimi along with a picture of our family. Please share with everyone what you did for someone today.....this is not to brag, but to inspire and move others into action.  So tell me...............................................   


1 comment:

MoziEsmé said...

Thanks for posting this! I love it when I see people encouraging generosity in others - these kids in Africa need all the help we can give . . .