Thursday, November 6, 2008

Compassion trip to the Dominican Republic

Last February, Compassion took a group of bloggers to Uganda. Each of the bloggers wrote about their trip and about the work that Compassion does.

It was because of these bloggers that I became a sponsor for little Susana, who lives in Nicaragua and just turned five two weeks ago.

Right now, another trip is taking place in the Dominican Republic. Once again, I have been moved to tears by what the participants have posted on their blogs. I have been mostly following Melanie, from the Big Mama blog, and "Marlboro Man," from the Pioneer Woman blog.

There are two things I encourage you to do:

1. Visit these blogs and read about their experiences. It will make you feel a little squirmy, and a little sad, but it will also inspire you and give you great hope and joy. I promise. If you only have time to visit one, I would tell you to visit Pioneer Woman. Marlboro Man and their two daughters have written some beautiful posts.

2a. Sponsor a child. You won't regret it.

2b. If you already sponsor a child, read this post about why it's so important to build a relationship with your child through writing letters.

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