The Unsponsored Child…

Child sponsorship is an amazing way to make a lasting impact on the life of a child and their family in Jesus’ name.  On  the flip side, the sad reality is that not every child gets sponsored. In previous posts, I’ve talked about my buddy Diego in Guatemala.  Diego touched my heart in so many…

What Does Child Sponsorship Look Like?

In 2003 I feel in Love with Guatemala.  Some people find it very strange to hear me say this and I have oft been accused of romanticizing my experience there.  However, I cannot deny that something about this country captured my heart from the first moment we landed in Guatemala City.  We traveled by bus…

Child Sponsorship Week

Today kicks off child sponsorship week here at My Living Canvas.   I have sponsored children through Compassion International since 2003 and I have visited three Compassion projects in Guatemala, Brazil, and Indonesia.  My husband sponsored a child from Thailand in 2004 and we are about to receive our third sponsor child from Indonesia later this…

Thirteen Years of Passion

In 1998, while a college student at Union University, I traveled to Texas with a group of about 200 other Union students to attend Passion 98. This was a gathering of college students over New Years who wanted to learn more about God and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Alot of my friends…

Show Us Your Life – Mission Trips

My dear friend and fellow blogger Mrs. Patra introduced me to a new blog where they have this series “Show Us Your Life” where other bloggers are invited to share links to their blog about the top de jour.  Today the topic is Mission Trips and Patra promptly passed along her encouragement to me to…

15 dollars can do more than save a life in Eburru

Now that Jeff is back from Kenya, I have compiled all his videos and photos on my computer and came out with the first of I’m sure several videos of whats going on in Eburru.  This video shows, at a very high level excatly whats going on in Eburru, a few interviews with the in…

My Little Girl!!

Introducing…. TASHA!!! Today I found out that I am officially approved to be the sponsor of a sweet little girl I met on my mission trip last summer!!  Her name is Tasha:)  She is three years old, likes to color, play, and follow her big sister, Tata, around.  She also has a big brother named Carlos. …

Mandy’s Story

Today we hear how a mission trip to Thailand turned into a lasting friendship with a little boy named Samuel.  Read on to discover how child sponsorship has impacted the life of a friend of mine from Frontline‘s Global Impact Ministry.   My Valentine By Manda Hamilton   I received a very special valentine this year! …

Jennifer’s Story…

The story below is by my friend Jennifer Randall’s experience as a sponsor through World Vision, my former employer:) City-Spunked, Purple Ski Cap Divine By: Jennifer Randall My little girl: I cannot begin to know where to begin to introduce her to you! I can only tell you how absolutely thrilled I am that she…

Virginia’s Story… through a teacher’s eyes

Today’s post is a very special treat.  A good friend and former teacher at one of the Compassion projects in Brazil has very graciously written for us today concerning her experiences with Compassion.  My friend Virginia is from Brazil but now lives, ironicaly, in Virgina 🙂 with her husband Warren.  Virginia and Warren are the…