It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Imagine Christmas with....

Just a few more weeks and they will close hosting. 

There are still dozens of children who still need to find host families. If they don't have families, they will have to spend Christmas once again in an orphanage. 

That isn't a guilt trip, it is just plain, old, stinky fact.

 I want to introduce you to a few kiddos who would love to join your family for 4 weeks this winter:


This is "I".  I really wish he was coming to our home. He is all soccer! My tough sister cried when I read her his bio. New Horizon's asks every child to tell them what they wish for during the interview process. You can tell a lot about what a kid is like by his or her wish. Some kids wish for expensive electronic equipment and other junk. "I"'s only wish was to own a pair of soccer cleats. He absolutely loves the game and plays every single day AFTER he finishes his schoolwork.  (He would have so much fun watching sports with your family. And pretty please, someone host him and buy him some cleats to unwrap Christmas morning!)

Meet beautiful "L". She loves to dance! She is very eager for a chance to come to America because she heard the people are happy and smile a lot. (She is Nan's favorite! If you read her full description you will see that is a total girly-girl. Can you imagine how much she -and you- would enjoy painting each other's nails? These are little things she just dreams of having someone do with her.)

"L", "N", "V" & "S"

I wish the picture would have come through clearer because there is just something about these 4 that caught our eyes. Michael, Nan, and I are totally drawn to "L", the little girl in the purple shirt. We keep asking each other, "Doesn't she look familiar?" "L" has a twin brother - "N". He is on the left end.  They asked lots of questions about coming to America. One that was very important to them, "Is there really a zoo?"  (Could you imagine the fun in taking these four to the zoo?)

Imagine squeezing one more chair around the kid's table this Christmas. How wonderful that extra giggling will sound!

Imagine how different Christmas would feel waking up in a bed in a warm home with a hot breakfast.

Imagine how much easier the message of the gospel is received when your basic needs are being met. 

Consider changing what you put on your Christmas list this year: Share Christ's love for Christmas with these beautiful children. Scholarships are available for many children including this sibling group. Visit the New Horizon Website for more information.

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