Every hosting, New Horizons for Children asks the host families to write a promise of God on a piece of cardboard and take a picture of the child with it. They make a wonderful video of all the children holding the truths they have learned in their time here. Here is the video from last Christmas:
I can’t WAIT to see the video from this summer, full of faces I have come to love.
But what of this promise that we decided on? It is based on this verse: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39).
But it’s also based on the lullaby I sang him each night (“You Can Always Come Home” by Andrew Peterson & Randall Goodgame).
I love you today,
I love you tomorrow,
I love you as deep as the sea.
I love you in joy,
I love you in sorrow.
You can always come home to me.
Won’t you help him come back to him American home for Christmas? My friends Stephanie and Bryan will be hosting him this December. But only if we raise enough money to bring him here.
In just two short weeks, we will be having a yard sale at my house with all proceeds going toward hosting. Please look around your house. Is there any junk you’ve been thinking about getting rid of? Gather it all up and drop it off at my house. Please don’t think anything is too small, too old, or too broken. You never know what others will see as a treasure!
The sale will be August 23rd and 24th at my house. As we get closer, we will be looking for a crew to help us.
And if you feel like simply giving a monetary gift, the link on the right side of this page is active and we are accepting donations. I was so excited to receive our first donation this week. Each little bit is another seed planted in this little boy’s life. Thank you for caring for this little boy with your money, your time, and your prayers!