Proud Sponsor


Today, April 7th, 2016, I decided to sponsor a child from Dominican Republic. As a young boy growing up, after my parents divorced, I found myself in poverty wondering where my next meal was going to come from.  Living in deplorable conditions at home I would go over to friends houses to find food. I lived with my Mom and we had nothing, life was hard.  Why do I tell this story?  I've been there.  I know what it's like to live without.  I know what it's like to have literally nothing.  I also know what it's like to have plenty, because I had nothing at one time it makes me appreciate what I do have today.  In my life I have been blessed many times over!  Because of this I want to bless others, to bless Elizabeth, not to give her and her family a hand out but a hand up!  In the months to come I will be blogging on our adventure together.  I will be receiving letters and paintings from Elizabeth that I will share.  We all have a story to share.  Let's share them together!




Elizabeth lives with her parents, 1 sister, and 1 brother. Her parents struggle to provide for the family. Her father is a policeman. Despite their efforts, it is difficult to meet the family's needs. Elizabeth is growing up in a poor area in the Dominican Republic. The HIV and AIDS crisis has severely damaged the social fabric of the entire community, leaving many children without parents. Many families live in small wooden houses with tin roofs. A typical diet consists of rice, plantains, and yucca, a local root vegetable. The community is located near a large lake close to the Haiti border. Elizabeth is in primary school and she enjoys painting. She helps at home by running errands. She likes to play with dolls. She is in satisfactory health.

Our sponsorship commitment will help provide Elizabeth and her community with improved healthcare and support, emphasizing assistance to those affected by HIV and AIDS. With Our support, children will attend school. Farmers are offered seeds and training on new farming methods, improving their health and incomes. Our commitment and prayers enable these children and families to experience the love of God and life in all its fullness.