We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bring Clean Water to Mudula

Today we celebrated my youngest daughter's 8th birthday, and with that celebration I find myself thinking about where she came from and who she left behind. The celebration is bittersweet. She knows where she came from and why. What I can't tell her, because I don't know is whether or not her birth family is o.k and if we will be able to find them when she is ready to go back to visit. For the time being I do what I can to keep an eye on Ethiopia and particularly on the area where she is from. So I was overjoyed when I saw that Children's Home Society and Family Services (CHSFS) is sponsoring a water project in Mudula, Ethiopia. The very same region in southern Ethiopia where my daughter was born. I know first hand how important clean water is for this community as our daughter came home with multiple parasites. The project, while being sponsored by CHSFS, is being funded entirely by donations from adoptive families and related donors. You can check out the project at: http://www.mudulawater.org

I mention it now, not just because of my daughter's birthday, but because they are truly in need of as much support as possible this week. Three moms will be competing in a triathlon in Dallas, TX for the Janus Charity Challenge. The team with the highest donations gets $8,000 from the Janus Foundation for their charity. They are currently in second place with 18,800 raised. The top team is at $20,900 so they are so close! All donations must be in by noon on October 1st. To donate or learn more about the event go to: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorreg/donorpledge.asp?ievent=469401&supID=331974821

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