Something To Do In Your Free Time

If you have a little free time today and are looking for something to fill it with I have just the thing!

How about watching the movie that I put together of the trip I went on this past September with Compassion?

I know you just can’t wait to watch it 😀  Right?

No????

Well I am just totally shocked! How could you possibly not want to watch my movie? 😉

I once heard a rumor that not many people get overly excited about watching home movies unless they themselves happen to be in the movie, but just in case that’s not true or if it is true and you just happen to change your mind, I went ahead and put it in this blog post 😀

I also heard that the creator of this movie says it is guaranteed to make you smile and maybe even shed a few tears (happy tears of course). So why not go ahead and give it a try? 🙂

I hope you enjoy the movie 🙂

Whether you watched the movie or not I am so glad you stopped by because today I wanted to share something else with you…

While I was in El Salvador we also had the opportunity to visit several of Compassion’s Child Development Projects. On the last day of our trip we visited a child project in the city of San Salvador.

In the area where this project is located gangs are a really big problem and most gangs recruit new members at a very young age.  We met a mother who said she feared sending her son to school for fear that the gangs would recruit him. Something else we we learned is that gangs don’t recruit Christians and also the only way a gang will let a person who is a member of the gang get out is if they become a Christian.

These two children are a part of the Compassion center we visited on our last day.

Liis Nahomy

Both of these children are in need of sponsors.

In the video (another reason to watch 😀  ) you will see some of the children baking, playing music, doing hair and also in a computer lab. At this child center children are learning life and job skills such as cooking, music, computers programs, cosmetology, and most important of all they are learning about Jesus.

After our visit to the Compassion project we visited the homes of some of the children. One child’s parent was a former gang member who had left the gang because they were led to Christ due to their child sharing with them what they had learned at the child center about Jesus. Can you believe that?! What an amazing story of how Jesus can change a life!

When you sponsor a child you not only have the opportunity to help change the life of the child you sponsor, but your sponsorship will also affect his or her whole family!

Pretty amazing, huh?

Here is a little information about Luis and Nahomy:

Luis Antonio Ventura Rodriguez – Luis’ birthday is February 7, 2008. He is 7 years old. Luis lives with his mother. His duties at home include helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.  His mother is employed as a farmer. Luis participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and running are his favorite activities.

Nahomy Michelle Garcia Duenas – Her birthday is December 16, 2008. Nahomy makes her home with her father and her mother. Washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and cleaning are her household duties. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family. Nahomy participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities.

Please consider what your sponsorship could mean for Luis or Nahomy and also for their families. It could mean a world of difference and also have an eternal impact.

If you would like more information about sponsoring either of these children you can leave me a message in the comment section below or email me at tluvs2trvl@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day,

Terri Siebert

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8 thoughts on “Something To Do In Your Free Time

  1. writerwannabe763 says:

    What an amazing video. The joy of the people and the smiling faces and eyes of the children especially captured. I became ‘again’ aware of the difference in our lives and those who perhaps while considered and are in poverty, are nonetheless rich in so many other ways. There is an aspect of more innocence …. and more joy found in ways we have lost perhaps! I do know that the stories of the gangs is sad and yet interesting that if they become a Christians they are excluded! Diane

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    • Terri says:

      Thank you for watching Diane. You are right they are so much richer in so many other ways. They do still have such a hard life though but having Jesus helps them to be able to continue on and have hope. We were able to walk safely down the streets in gang areas because they knew we were Christians. It made me realize how God’s protection was surrounding us and it surrounds all those who come to Him.

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