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Finding Joy in Being #Chosen

Finding Joy in Being #Chosen

Thank you so much for sharing!

World Vision is changing the game for child sponsorship. For the first time ever, the ability to choose a sponsor is in the child’s hands.

I had the privilege of going to Honduras with World Vision last year and was able to meet Katerin, the child we decided to sponsor from that trip. Here we are with her and her Mom. We selected her from a group of kids that were from the region we were traveling to. We wanted to pick a girl who was around our daughters age so we could have good conversations with our kids about this process.

While, I’m happy that sponsorship exists, that process felt a little strange to me. A bit outdated, I guess. So when World Vision reached out and told us about this idea, we LOVED it and were 1000% on board. Give this decision to the children??! So powerful.

Next week, my husband and I are headed to Ecuador to help document this groundbreaking change in child sponsorship and the cool thing is… I can bring you with me!

Use this link to sign up to sponsor a child before 9/25 and the world vision team will include you in our choosing party in Ecuador on 9/30! How cool is that?! We will be capturing as much video and photos as possible to document it all.

Poverty steals choices from kids. It’s time to give those choices back. Empower a child to take hold of their future—starting with the chance to choose you as their sponsor. I hope you’ll join me, and if you aren’t able to right now, I hope you’ll follow along and see what amazing work World Vision is doing around the world!

If you aren’t interested or able to sponsor a child right now, that’s okay! I would love it if you follow along and see what World Vision is up to and maybe you can support them in the future. We are planning to visit a sewing group in Ecuador, so I’m excited to share that story with you! My Instagram is melaniekham if you want to follow along there.

This post was made in partnership with World Vision.

Chara Russell

Monday 23rd of September 2019

This is so awesome! We currently sponsor 2 children through World Vision and we did kind of the same thing- found a boy with the same birth date as our son, and a girl with the same birth date as our daughter, so that they could feel more of a connection with them. We can’t sponsor another child right now, but I love this idea of them getting to do the choosing! We’ve been so impressed with World Vision. The children/families send us letters and drawings, we get updated photos, itemized lists of how special holiday gifts were spent, sometimes even photos of the children with the items they were able to purchase. Makes it so tangible for us and our children to see the difference it’s making in their lives! Thank you for supporting their work!

Deborah Cox

Monday 23rd of September 2019

I’m not able to fund at present time but will certainly like to follow you and your progress.

Louise Giarraputo

Monday 23rd of September 2019

You and your husband are angels on earth. If I wasn’t living on Social Security I would love to be chosen. Keep up this amazing work and I will follow you on your journey. Godspeed 💕


Monday 23rd of September 2019

What kind of money are we talking about?

Teri Zachary

Friday 20th of September 2019

I would LOVE to sponsor a child but right now is not a good time for me. I will definitely keep up with it.

Patricia Thompson

Tuesday 24th of September 2019

I thought I already did this. Agreed to sponsor 1 child. Paid with credit card. Sent pics

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