I set myself a pretty steep deadline for my next book review. The book arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon, and I need to post my review (per the publisher's request), if possible, by tomorrow. So about 48 hours. And it's a non-fiction book. :) Usually I spend about 3 weeks on those. :) This is good for me! I just finished a wonderful chapter titled "Stand Up for the Have-Nots." I immediately wanted to post a video from Compassion International. The book I'm reading touches on these staggering statistics many times.
We sponsor a child from Compassion. His name is Julio. I have mentioned him before--we have an ichthys fish on the back of our van with a Dominican Republic flag to represent him as part of our family. I can't resist posting this video too because it is from the D.R.:
We have been sponsoring Julio for a few years now...I've lost track how many. It was so cool when we "picked" Julio--one of the things that made us want to pick him is that his birthday is 7/19/97--only 8 days younger than Micah! When we look at Micah, we can remember his "twin" brother many miles away in D.R. I love receiving letters from Julio, and now that the older kids understand a little better they look forward to them, too. On one wall of our dining room is a huge world map. Surrounding the map are pictures of people our family is praying for, with a string and a tack going from each picture to the places where those people live all over the world. It helps our children get a good sense of geography, and also helps them remember who to pray for each night when we prepare to eat supper. Julio's picture is up there, too. :)
Well, I still have 70-some more pages to read, so I've gotta scoot. :)