Sunday, December 4, 2011

Meet "Igi," our SPONSORED child from Africa!

We want to introduce you to a NEW extended family member. His name is Igirimbabazi Josoue and he was born Aug 18, 2002 in Rwanda, Africa. During our Jeremy Camp concert last night we felt moved to make a monthly commitment to sponsor "Igi" until he turns 21. The charity, "Compassion," provides meals, school supplies, etc. to children all over the world. "Compassion's ministry is focused on the individual child and his or her development. By working holistically with individual children to address their spiritual, economic, social and physical needs, we present every child with an opportunity to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults." During the concert we raised our hand and were handed Igi's card. After reading it and knowing we could make a difference through this charity in his life we decided to make the commitment. All it costs is a $45 monthly donation. The AWESOME part about this charity is you can send him letters from our family, from the girls in the future, pictures, and even go visit him someday. We've been looking for a children's charity to be apart of and feel like this is a great fit for our family and we're already in love with this little boy and his picture. Boys in Africa have a hard time getting sponsored and how could you put his card back and pick a different child after looking at his little face! Plus this way Daddy has a "boy" in the family to take care of since we're pretty set with just our 2 girls right now. Here's some pictures and info about Igi. Click the link below for more information on the charity. Today in church at Eastlake we found out our church is also asking families to sponsor this program this holiday season! Guess we got a head-start with this AWESOME group! We're so excited to start writing this child and making a difference in his life. We hope you are smiling with us in our good news about this addition to our family! :)

Meet "Igi"

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