Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bless an Orphan for Christmas..

Tis the season for giving.. this year in place of presents for each other my husband and I are going to change an orphans life for a whole year! No we are not giving back the ones we are adopting:) We are keeping them forever!!! BTW 3 weeks till they are home!!!! What we are doing is sponsoring a child in Uganda. A fellow bloggy friend of mine has decided to be the "Hands and Feet" of Jesus. She quit her job and is moving to Bugabo Village in Uganda. There she is starting a school and praying to get sponsors for all 220 children! I'm sure you have heard of sponsorship programs. This is where you pay a monthly fee to sponsor a child, usually $30 per month. Well with her program you can sponsor a child for a WHOLE year for $100! This will cover their uniforms,shoes, tuition, school supplies,a meal a day at school AND medical/dental as needed! Yes all for $100! She is living in the same village with the sponsor children so you will be able to see the difference you are making in their lives! Instead of wasting money on gifts that will mean nothing a few weeks after Christmas, choose to make a lasting difference in a child's life! Check out her blog to find out all the info! She is a true inspiration! She leaves for Uganda in a few weeks..we need to pray that we get sponsors for the rest of the far she has sponsors for 80 children. Lets pray for 220!
Here is a peek at her blog post..

sponsor a child for Christmas..
Here's what you need to know about sponsoring a child in the Bugabo Village:

•Cost - $100 will cover tuition, uniform, shoes, school supplies, a meal during school, and medical/dental visits (as needed) for one year. I would prefer the payment in a lump sum. However, if you can only pay monthly, let me know so we can work out the details.

•Child - I will get pictures and profiles of the children when I get to the village and will post them in an album on Facebook. The profiles will tell you specifics about the child (name, sex, age, parent(s) names, favorite sport, how many brothers/sisters, what they want to be when they grow up, favorite color, favorite food(s), and favorite animal) and this info will be listed in the caption of each photo. You can then comment under the child you (or your family) chooses. If you are not friends with me on Facebook, add me by clicking on the badge in the right hand column :)

•Communication - I will be right there in the village, so communication with your child will be as often as you want to check in with him/her. This will be in addition to the normal communication - exchanging actual letters, and pictures with him/her when I come to visit the States. I also have a brand new laptop that some friends bought for my ministry that has a webcam on it, and have been daydreaming about the children using Skype to communicate with their sponsors. This is something I think your family would really enjoy, especially if you have little ones at home.

•Concerns - God has just recently revealed to me what my ministry is for Him. Due to this, I do not have a 501(3)c to make your donations tax deductible at this time, but I am praying about when I can do that. Until then, if you are more comfortable donating to an organization that will give you a tax deduction for your donation, please leave me a comment and I will give you suggestions. Please note that the Bugabo Village sponsorship is only $100/year and the other organizations are usually a monthly commitment of $30-40/month.

You can sponsor by clicking on the "Donate" button in the right column or by sending a check to:

Christie Cotney

PO Box 401

Alabaster, AL 35007

I pray she touches your heart as she has many others...these children need you! Everyone of us CAN make a difference!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for helping me be a voice to the voiceless, sister. We are the body of Christ. We can do ANYTHING! I can't wait until you guys get to sit down as a family and choose the child whose life you will be changing :) May God bless you for joining this journey with me!