Sunday, May 16, 2010


I would like to introduce everyone to the newest wee person in our lives. Meet Magali, our sponsored child in Mexico.

We have finally decided to start sponsoring a child through World Vision. This is something that Lee and I have talked about doing for some time. We just never got around to actually doing it. About 6 weeks ago, World Vision knocked on our door looking for sponsors. Well, gee, this sure made it easy to start sponsoring. Lee wasn't home, so I got to choose where our child came from. My first choice was Mexico, then Ecuador, then Chile. My preference was a North American child, but I would be quite content with a western hemisphere child as well. We could also choose an age and sex, but I really didn't care. It costs $35/month to sponsor a child. The money goes to the children, their family, and the community. World Vision is a very reputable organization, so I know the money is going to a great place.

About 4 weeks later, we received a letter in the mail. I opened it to find pictures and information about our sponsored child. Here is what World Vision told us about Magali.

Magali (pronounced MAH-gah-lee) Perez H was born October 13, 2000 in Mexico. Her health is satisfactory. She is in grade 2, and her favorite subject is mathematics. Her chore at home is to sweep.

Magali lives with her parents in a poor area. Her father is self-employed but his earnings are hardly enough to provide for his family. Her mother stays at home caring for her family. Your sponsorship is an important and continuing part of the assistance given to help this girl and her family attain self-reliance for this is the development in which World Vision is involved.

Isn't she just the sweetest looking little girl? 

Through World Vision, we are able to write Magali letters, send her very small trinkets, and even visit her. Our letters are translated at the Mexico World Vision headquarters.

I encourage people to look into sponsoring a child through World Vision. They also have a catalog where you can donate money to buy school books, buy goats, etc. They have a really neat organization. (USA website) (Canada website) (International website)

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