April 28, 2009

I have fallen for Durga! She is so precious.

If you are not following the blogs of the Compassion International Bloggers you are missing out! I just read Angie Smith's blog about her "new son," that she met today. My heart is so touched to hear the stories, to hear stories of what my money is doing for the poorest of the poor. If you are like me you have become somewhat cynical to many causes. I might think that my money is just not enough to help, I might think that it never really gets to the kids, or sometimes I have thought I might not be able to afford the monthly payment in a year...who knows. (Shame on me I need to know that I can do without whatever I need to in order to address my last concern, I have plenty to share.)

I think one of the most valuable gifts we as readers get from the Compassion International Bloggers is that they see what is happening with our money, and their money. They are all sponsors of Compassion kids. Yesterday I found the most precious little girl to sponsor. We sponsor Stella from Uganda and have since Preacher Phil went over to Uganda last year as a Compassion Blogger. I knew that India was the home to one of my favorite people who walked the earth, Mother Teresa. I have always been drawn to her, she lived a simple life of service, that is my dream too. So I knew that before the week was up I would find a child from her home country to sponsor. There was a reason that Mother Teresa started her Missions of Charity in Calcutta, it is filled with the poorest of the poor. The nuns to this day travel through the streets to pick up the dying off the street so they can die in dignity, in a clean cot with people loving them.

I knew that I would give my $32 to a child in that country in hopes that he or she would have a different outcome than being picked up off the streets to die.

I decided to look through the handicapped children, and I found her.



Her name is Durga Deepak Vikey and she is 7 years old. She is deaf and mute. She doesn't go to school, she is one of 5 kids, and she only has a mother, her father passed away. She will have a place to go now each day when her mother is gone. I don't know why she isn't in school, I can only imagine it is because she is deaf and mute.

Anyway I think she is absolutely fabulous and I love her immensely and I can't wait to send her a letter and tell her just that.

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