Monday, December 26, 2011

A BIG surprise for Katie this Christmas

A few months ago, we posted a dream on the website that read, "Help fulfill 11 yr old Katie's dream to make PJ's for Guatemalan children - $20 for 3 sets."  Katie's grandparents live in Guatemala, and Katie is well aware of the vast needs there.  Well, little did Katie know, there was a surprise in store for her...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Blind Seniors in Central Asia Pay it Forward

This is a GREAT update from our Dream Agents in Central Asia.  A dream to have a Christmas party for Blind seniors was sponsored...and it sparked a desire for them to share with others.

Abigails Christmas Shoes - update from Sherry Peters, Ghana

DEC 16th 2011 - Today at the local market in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, Africa as I was walking  a young girl around the age of twelve, so they tell me (more like 8 to me), stumbled in front of me. As I almost tripped into her myself I looked down and very quickly saw the reason for her fall was a broken flip flop… so I asked Delali, one of the ladies that were shopping with me if we could buy her a pair of shoes… I just wanted to do it very quietly, not to make a scene or make the young girl feel embarrassed but unfortunately like everything you try to do in Ghana it becomes a public issue, especially if a “white lady” has anything to do with it. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is a time of giving - Update from the Burseys

Christmas is a time of giving, sharing and loving. It is easy to give, share and love with the people that mean the most to us. It is kind of our obligation really isn’t it? True love does not confine itself to just family and close friends though… true love reaches out to all those in need, neighbours and strangers alike. Where there is need, there should be love. A wise man once said that we should love these people as much as we love ourselves!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Day one back in Ghana...

I must have seen Accra, Ghana last time through rose coloured glasses...