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THANKSGIVING - "World Vision Blessings"

2014.11.26
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This hangs in our home and has the original photos of all 13 of our children - most of them are between 4 and 8 years old here. They are given "Western" names because we probably couldn't pronounce their real names!
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Cynthia from Kenya wants to be a teacher and she is an avid reader!
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Dolphin, who lives with her mother, is now in a Kenyan high school
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Easylight from Zimbabwe also wants to be a teacher
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Edwina in Kenya always has a bright smile and writes sweet notes to us
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George loves tending his goats that are part of his Christmas package each year - Kenya
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Guitar from Bangkok, Thailand is one of our favorites - he works in his family's street market, before and after school
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Isabel in Guatemala was our first World Vision child - we chose her because that was my grandmother's name. She's now 22!
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This picture is awful, but we love Jane, who also wants to be a teacher in her native Kenya
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Jared is the same age as our grandson Isaac and he's fortunate to have both of his parents in Kenya. He tends his family's farm with goats and chickens from his Christmas money.
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Kalvin is the age of our grandson Luke and he is an outstanding student at the Katito project in Kenya
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Margaret has probably changed the most - from a little girl to a young woman of 14. She and her mom live near Nairobi, Kenya
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Millicent is shown with some of the household items that she got to select with her Christmas money, and doing her chores - sweeping the dirt floor in their home
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Mohammed lives in another area of Kenya from the rest of our students - he's now 18 and has always been a joy
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14 years ago we started sponsoring children through World Vision, and it has been a wonderful journey and blessing. This year as I was getting their Christmas packages together, I decided to go back through all their folders where I've saved their school and health reports, their letters and cards, and all their pictures. I laid them out on my kitchen table and took photos of their pictures so I can send them with their gifts. After all, who doesn't like to see photos of themselves, especially when you're 4-18 years old? (The photos are terrible, but it's the thought that counts)! We're so thankful for getting to be part of their precious lives!
5 Comments
NellyBly Very interesting, Brenda..I know you have been blessed many times over for your involvement in their lives.
NellyBly · 2014-11-26: 11:30
busybee A superb project so many rewards for all concerned.
busybee · 2014-11-26: 15:09
StillBill Such generosity and love that I am sure will never be forgotten.
StillBill · 2014-11-26: 19:29
dbaird90 I can only echo StillBill's comments. Good for you.
dbaird90 · 2014-11-26: 21:13
LouiH God bless you, there should be more like you Brenda
LouiH · 2014-11-27: 04:44
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