Friday, September 17, 2010

A Special Bond

In the July issue of the AMG News there was an article about the importance of sending letters and photos to your sponsored child.  These kids cherish each letter, birthday card, and photo their sponsor sends.  Especially a photo, they want to know what their sponsor looks like!  Knowing this, it always warms my heart when I see the letters and photos come into the home office from sponsors to their kids.  Like I have said before, to see the relationship between a sponsor and their child grow is an exciting thing.

My husband and I sponsor a girl in Uganda.  Her name is Jemima and she is 12 years old.  The last letter we received from her said that she takes special care of each photo we send her.  She even asked her mother to buy photo frames for them.  This blew me away!  Pictures that go in photo frames are usually filled with people that are important to you.  It showed me how much my husband and I mean to her as her sponsor.  And that goes for each child in any sponsorship program.  They know the name of their sponsor and if they receive photos and letters they cherish each of them.  It is such a special bond, the relationship between a sponsor and a child.  Even though Jemima and I are oceans apart and I don't know if I will ever meet her, I'm sure that I will never forget her and she will never forget me and my husband.

If you want to sponsor a child (change a child's life for the better and yours too :) learn more on the AMG Website.

Also, Aly Houser (she and her family frequently visit and serve with AMG Uganda) have put together a great website for AMG Uganda.  So, if you would like to know more about AMG's ministry in Uganda check out the site here.

Friday, September 3, 2010

28 Days of Prayer

The Child Sponsorship Team here at AMG International is starting a new initiative to grow our ministry.  We want to be able to help more children have a better life and hope for a bright future.  We want to offer the love of Christ in tangible ways to more children all over the world. 

We have put together a 28 day prayer guide. There are four weeks focusing on different needs within the ministry.  Week 1: New Sponsors, Week 2: Opening New Childcare Centers, Week 3: Childcare Center Needs, and Week 4: Strengthening Relationships. Please join us!