Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mail Call from Thailand

Yay! Another letter from Chatchai! This letter was received on March 19, 2012 and was dated on December 27, 2011.

Dear Maria,

Greetings! I am a project teacher, writing you the letter on behalf of Chatchai because he cannot write by himself. He and everyone in his family are doing fine. He thanks you so much for loving him. He thanks you for the stickers and the pictures. He said you and your close friend are so beautiful. He doesn't draw well. He asked me to draw it for him. He's afraid you might not be able to see. He hopes you don't mind that I (teacher) drew on his behalf. He will try to make it for you by himself again. He want to know if you like the forest and orchid or not. He likes forest and orchid so much. When he's discouraged, he likes to go into the forest because there are birds and other animals there. He's looking forward to receiving the letter from you again. Please pray for his study as well. May God Bless you and give you happiness on Christmas and New Year!

Love and regards,

Chatchai and project teacher

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Celebrate World Water Day!

 Happy World Water Day everyone!

Did you know:
  • 2/3 of our earth is covered with water
  • the human body contains nearly 90 of water
  • a human can survive for a month or more without eating food, but only a week or so without drinking water
Water is a vital need to any kind of life to survive on earth. Can you imagine living your life in which your access to clean water was slim to nothing?

Please check out Compassion International's Water for Life campaign. $55 will provide a child and his or her family with access to clean water - for life!  Please check out the links below.

Water of Life

World Water Day 2012 – For the Love of Water

World Water Day — Celebrate With Amos Batungura

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Acquire the Fire 2012

Another catch up blog! I almost fully recovered from parent-teacher conferences at school!

I was able to volunteer again with my wonderful roommate, Brandy, at Acquire the Fire 2012 on February 4th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This was a lot of fun because Acquire the Fire was the first ever event we had ever worked back in 2011. There were a lot of changes this time around such as the location of the booth (outside the arena instead of inside) as well as the time of the presentation. Apparently, we didn't quite get the ideal time for former Compassion child, Innocent from Uganda, to speak.

Nevertheless, it was an amazing turn out. I don't remember the final count, but there was approximately 120 children sponsored over the course of the event! After our shift, Brandy and I had the chance to sit in on the praise and worship from the "School of Worship." Worship time was extremely powerful that night. 

School of Worship

The highlight of the night had to be listening to Joel Johnson speak about how he proposed to his wife and how they prayed to God before coming together in love. Their love story was very inspiring. I pray for the man that the Lord is preparing for me now. Can't wait to volunteer again next year!!!
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