Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Little things that make a BIG difference

Over a year ago G and I decided that we needed to sponsor a child who lived in a poverty stricken area. He and I got online and looked up Compassion International. I asked G if it mattered to him what kind of child we sponsor, he immediately said, "A boy, who is like me." We began searching through photos and descriptions of children. I told G I thought we should look for a child from Haiti because the people there had recently experienced a natural disaster.
We came upon a little boy who is a month older than G, who's favorite color is blue, and who likes to play soccer. G thought that this was a great match to his description of being "like me." We choose Styve.

We write corespondances to Styve and receive letters in response from him. A few months after Christmas we received one of these letters. In it the translator (Styve's mother) told us how they used their Christmas gift from us to buy a goat. A goat!!! I got teary eyed reading this and explained to Gunner how money we won't ever miss has made a huge difference for a family in need. We talked about all the things a goat can do to help the family and how thankful we are to be a part of a ministry that is helping those who need it.
     
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Matthew 19:21

I think about what a little of what I have has done and cannot imagine the outcome if I gave everything I could to those who need it.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Finally!

Today I am casting on for my KAL... finally! I'm only a week late, but better late than never. I had a good excuse: Aunt Mae's vest needed to be finished and I HAD to go rafting this last weekend.


The water was low but we had an awesome guide to get us through the tough spots! Let's hear it for Sage Outdoor Adventures! If you are in the area and are looking for fun this is the place to go. We went down Browns Canyon in Buena Vista and it was gorgeous. Cole is awesome and didn't get us stuck once. Everyone one was in the river at one point except for Sara and Grandma... next time they'll get it...


Here is Cecil Mae's vest. It's pretty cute. I didn't have as much fun making this project but that could be because it's not something I would pick out. The pattern was easy to read and I enjoyed working with the yarn I chose. Once it was blocked I liked it much better.


And I got to spend the weekend with my love. Nothing is better than that.