Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our Lives Are Not Our Own

We are big supporters of Compassion International. A couple years ago, we decided to sponsor a little girl in Africa and our family has been changed ever since.

Five-year old Kalunda sends us letters every few months and it's mind-blowing to hear what her life is like in her village. For instance, her most recent letter at Easter said she used her extra birthday money from us to buy a mattress to sleep on and she was ever so grateful. Definitely puts the "Buy! Buy! Buy!" mentality here in America to shame.

We send letters back and forth and the kids pray for their African "sister" every night. She truly is part of our little family. And I'm so glad we have her. It's a constant reminder that our lives are not our own and this world does not revolve around us.

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