Sponsor-A-Child February 23rd, 2010
I wanted to thank each of you who have generously stepped forward to Sponsor-a-Child in need living in Brazil. We have been overwhelmed with the emotional responses from each of you. Nearly 500 kids have been sponsored and at Anaheim alone donors contributed nearly $300,000 towards helping children in need for this year. Both R3Global and TEAM have jumped on board with this new program in a big way. Thank you to everyone who is making Sponsor-a-Child a success!
Our goal at The MORE Project is to restore families living in extreme poverty in Brazil. All of our programs are aimed at bringing families together. Sponsoring a child only continues our efforts and increases the success rate of children learning lifelong skill that will help them break the cycle of extreme poverty that they are currently in.
By sponsoring a child you are giving a child in need:
- School programs five days a week with loving, supportive instructors.
- Two meals a day
- Dental care
- Access to a psychologist, speech pathologist, social worker and medical professionals.
In Anaheim we were blessed to see and hear from one of our outstanding students that is a participant in the Taking off program. Yone is one of the young children that is benefitting from the support of your generosity.
What makes sponsoring a child such a special program is that each of you who chooses to sponsor a child will be connected to a specific child. One of our sponsors, Gina, has already seen how special sponsoring a child can be.
Before my husband and I went to sponsor a child, we said a prayer asking God to give us the child HE wanted us to have. Then of course, being human, we asked for a BOY between 4-7, so our 7 year old son could relate and want to be more actively involved with communication to him. When we were handed our envelope, I actually said, “God, I hope we didn’t put limitations on you”. We didn’t open the envelope until we were already on our way home. When I opened the envelope, the child inside was actually different than the child on the envelope…it was a beautiful little GIRL. I was confused since the names didn’t match on the envelope and packet inside. As I read through Karine’s profile, something jumped out at me…her birth date July 7, 2002. You see, I lost my Dad to cancer in 2002 and it just so happens that his birthday, along with my sisters, is also on July 7th. I got chills all over and my eyes welled up with tears. I looked at my husband and said, “This is not a coincidence…God sent us Karine. We are supposed to impact her life”.
Thank you MonaVie and MORE Project! We are so proud to be a part of the Sponsor a Child Program! We look forward to not only impacting Karine’s life, but many many more! As a matter of fact, we now have a goal to travel to Brazil and meet Karine and the other wonderful children sometime in 2011.
Gina, Al and Caden Nassar