|"About 9 months ago I organized a bunco group that meets to play once a month. Everyone brings $5 to the event so we have prizes to play for. During our April bunco night I shared my heart about World Vision and asked the woman if it would be okay if we had a World Vision/ bunco night for the following meeting in May. I shared the ideas that I had with them about having food from several different countries, inviting their husbands to join us and having everyone that is planning on playing bunco that evening bringing $10 to donate to World Vision instead of playing for prizes. They all agreed and thought it was a good idea."|
Everyone brought a special dish from another country to share. I made up a poster board about World Vision and put it up so it would be visible for everyone to see. I used water bottles to prop up the World Vision child sponsorship packages and used a wire butterfly to connect to the water bottle so it appeared that I butterfly was flying over each child sponsorship package. I also had a small candle in front of each child's
After I showed the W.V. Video and spoke more about sponsoring a child and I took them over to the area with the sponsorship packages. I explained the water bottle holding up the packages represents Life - how easy it is for us to have access to clean water whenever we want it. Water is life without it we would die. Many of the children you see here do not have access to clean water and your sponsorship could change that.
The butterfly - represents change. - You have the opportunity to change and even save the life of a child. What could be more satisfying than that? We have the opportunity to make a change - turning a ugly situation in to something beautiful.
The candle - represents hope. By sponsoring a child you are bringing them hope.
I asked everyone to please light the candle in front to the child they decided to sponsor.
We then talked a little more about the children and we talked about the food from their countries. Everyone ate and then we played bunco.
Praise God the night was a success and 4 children were sponsored that evening. I believe even the people that chose not to sponsor (a few of them already were a sponsor) left feeling like they supported World Vision because we raised $160 that evening. As a surprise I still had a special prize for the bunco winner - it was a framed case with butterflies in it (change) Everyone can make a change and a difference in a child's life.
I thank the Lord the evening was a success.
Thank you for the opportunity to help spread the word and need!”
-- Jill F.
|“I wanted to update you on our recent Global Dinner. It was so much fun and I think all of the students really enjoyed it! We had about 18 people total and everyone did a great job preparing the recipes - there were groups that made the same thing, and yet they |
turned out differently. It was really funny - but expected from students who didn't have much of a kitchen to work with.
The countries we picked were India and Sri Lanka. We enjoyed the food from these countries, watched the "Every Child is a Blessing" video and then spent a good time in prayer for India and Sri Lanka. We talked about child sponsorship and later I found out that some of our students are already sponsoring children!
Our college minister's family picked out a young girl on your website to sponsor that is the same age as their oldest child. I have a feeling a few more people will sponsor - either the children you sent to us or one's that they find on your website.”
-- Melissa R.