An interesting fact about Sarah is that I really want to adopt one day. Of course, I'd love to have my own children, but in the mix, I'd love to give a child in need a home. I want a brood of kiddos! Well... seeing as how I'm not married and not quite ready to be a mom, I felt God laying on my heart to give to a child in need. Jake took me to a Casting Crowns concert right before I moved back to Austin and they talked about World Vision. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that’s dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. (Yes, I got that from their website!) Their ultimate goal is to spread the love of Christ to the world!

In early June, I decided to officially "go for it"! The cool thing about WV is that you can go through this database full of kids all over the world... search by birthday, age, country, whatever. I decided that I'd pick a little girl with May 21st as her birthday... that way I'd always remember to send her something for her birthday! (For those of you that don't know... my bday is the same day!) At any rate, I chose a cutey-patootie, Woliya. (Or Wo as I call her…) She lives in Ethiopia

I’m going to try to get a picture of her to put up here… so bare with me. I pray that she will feel God's love everyday through knowing that a random girl in another country cares deeply for her.
I think what drove me to give to Wo was the fact that these precious kids have so many unknowns. They don't know if they will have meals everyday, what a weekend is, how to escape from the life they are in and who God is. I just felt so blessed to be born in the US, with parents and family that were able to provide for me... to know about the hope in Christ from such a young age. We are so very lucky. I know I’m kind of preaching to the choir here… but my whole outlook on material possessions have changed since I started to give! It’s been a very cool journey so far.
with her parents and siblings. She isn't in school right now (my prayer is that she will get to as soon as possible!) and carries water for her family everyday. She lives in a community that is extremely affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. World Vision is in the process of working in her community through tangible prevention and care programs. So, I'm very comforted that the little money I give a month is going to great use!

At any rate, having Wo in my life, ever so distantly, has been such a blessing that I really haven’t shared with anyone! So… I just wanted to share with you!

If you are curious about World Vision… what they are about… and other things they do around the world… check them out… http://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/master.nsf/


  1. you are precious. i love the blog and the info about wo. can't wait to keep reading!

  2. Sarah! I'm so glad you have started a blog! It's great to hear about what's going on in your life!
    I actually have an adopted child through WorldVision as well. They came to my church a couple of years ago and I adopted a little girl named Philisiwe from Africa. I'm not sure how long you've been a sponsor, but if you haven't already, you'll start to get letters and pictures and things from her. It's such an awesome thing!
    Well, take care and I hope to hear from you soon!

    Love ya!