Monday, January 21, 2013

Meet Mily

I have recently been praying about being materialistic. I feel as though there is always something on my mind that I want to buy next. I love going out to dinner to new restaurants and that takes up a lot of my money. The only way to turn this around is to do the opposite of using the money for myself and to use it for others. Take a read through my journal entry from yesterday:

"I very much have a longing to help the poor. I think about the children in Guatemala. Their bright glowing faces. How easily it was to feel God's presence. I wasn't enslaved by the things of this world (internet, gossip, TV, computer, money, possessions). The country down there was beautiful. I so very much long for a lifestyle change. I know that while I am on this sinful globe I will be trapped in this sinful lifestyle. But I believe that God can help me make changes to my life so that I can feel his presence even in all this chaos. I felt like time just stopped in Guatemala. It was a gorgeous place. Beautiful mountains and people. People that need Jesus and an education. I will seek out God everyday. He will show me the way to go with my life. Do I stay here in my own comfort? Do I trust God to lead me elsewhere?"

Yesterday, I was talking to a co-worker about Madiana, a girl I sponsor in Haiti. She was interested in the company that does the sponsorship program. I began telling her about Compassion International. We started clicking through pages and pages of children that needed sponsors. I came across Mily in Guatemala and instantly fell in love with her. She is so adorable and is from Guatemala. I fell in love and signed up to be her sponsor. My co-worker now is interested in sponsoring a child! God can move through the chaos of work and be a light to those around me when I least expect it. Such an incredible beautiful thing!

Today is Mily's birthday! I hope to one day meet her and the other girl that I sponsor in Haiti, Madiana. Someday I will be dancing on the streets of gold with Madiana and Mily. How I long for that day to come and how glorious it will be! Interested in sponsoring a child through Compassion? Find out more here.

Happy Birthday Mily!

1 comment:

  1. wow! That is awesome that you now sponsor two children. So amazing and inspiring :]