Friday, February 15, 2008

God Stop Friday!

Happy Friday everybody!

I just love, love, Friday. It is be the best day of the week for kids and maybe even for me today too!

Ya see, its God Stop time! This is done every Friday through that sweet girl, Patty, and we are most grateful for this time in the week to look back and see something sweet and personal that has happened between you and God. We stop and take notice!

So...mine is short, sweet, and so very deep within my heart.

I was feeling unsettled in my heart that I was not doing something globally to help children's basic needs to be met and for Christ to be brought into their part of the world.

Well, Uganda and the Compassion blogging week was coming up everywhere I turned. I saw the Sara Groves video on Youtube and even posted it because the sense of urgency was taking over within my own heart. It was killing me to look into these children's eyes and reconcile in my mind why I wasn't doing anything to help them.

So, this past week as I read Boomama, Shannon, and Shaun's blogs......I signed up to sponsor a sweet, beautiful little girl named Sophia in Uganda. She is just beautiful. I'm in love with her.

Y'all for only $32 a month you help a child tremendously. The whole nine yards. You are making a difference and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE look over one or all of these blogs and you'll see and feel exactly what I'm talking about.

Shaun's blog posted a picture and some videos that just make me cry every time I read and look at them. Each one of these bloggers on the trip bring their own sense of style to explain what the week has been like. They have no idea how their week has impacted my heart all the way in TN.

So, I'm grateful that God began that nudge in me months ago. I'm grateful that this group of folks got me to sign up. I'm grateful that I can help this darling little girl, Sophia.

Sophia, we are praying for you daily. I cannot wait to get the information on who you are, where you are, and see pictures of your beautiful face. We love you. And, so does the God of the Universe. He's gently holding you in His loving Hand.

Have a wonderful weekend friends. I count my blessings and I am so grateful for Sophia in Uganda. She has changed my world.

Praying for our bloggy friends to return safely.


Nise' said...

Awesome! Sophia will be so blessed through you! I have been reading Sophie and Shannon's entries about this trip as well!

Patty said...

Fran, that is just awesome!! This is truly a GodStop! You have such a big, giving heart! Her name is close to Sophie(BooMama) :o)

Thank you so much for sharing your GodStop!
Love You,

Georgia4God said...

That might be the best God Stop ever! you're so sweet and I love to come over and read your blog! I know God will show Himself to that little girl thru you.

Denise said...

You are an awesome blessing.

Becky said...

YAY!!!!! I'm so excited every time I read about someone deciding to sponsor.

I've met both my sponsored kids and there's not a doubt in my mind it's changing their lives.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

This is so great!!! I imagine she has already consumed your mind! I am so looking forward to the day when we can afford to do this. It is so heavy on our hearts, we just can't commit to this right now. BUT, things are changing and soon, very soon we are going to hang a photo of a little face on our fridge. I can not wait.

Love you girl!

Darlene R. said...

It has been some week, reading the blogs of the Compassion participants. It has been an eye opener. Those bloggers are such a blessing.

Have a great weekend!

Alana said...

I think people are being changed far and wide by this blogging trip to Uganda. Amazing! Congratulations on your new little girl!

Emily said...

Hey Fran! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I will be visiting often!
Also, what a wonderful blessing to adopt a child, I am so happy for you! It is amazing what such a little amount to us can do to change a child's life. My heart is also drawn to Life Today with James and Betty Robison, they have water wells that they drill for communities and to watch the video footage of these precious little ones who need so much is motivating. Reading this today has made me want to do more, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have a little boy from India who is through Compassion..and I thought I couldn't afford one more thing, and after the last four years..I don't even miss that money, and his pictures and letters are just too precious..he wants to grow up and be a worship leader in a church there in awesome!

Shari said...

How exciting that you are sponsoring Sophia. I've heard that Compassion is a wonderful organization. They help the children with their physical and schooling needs and most importantly - they teach them about Jesus.

marina said...

how existing for you can't wait to hear all about her when you do please let us know!! love, marina

Katie said...

Hi Fran! I was just checking out Jennyhope's blog roll and came across your blog. I've seen your comments on the LPM blog too. I just thought I would say hi before I left, love your blog!

Shari said...

Thanks for the motivation. I decided to do a post about Compassion, too. I mentioned you and linked to your blog.

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