Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet Edwin

I am SO pumped to introduce to you the newest member of our family....our Compassion Child Edwin!!

He is a 5 year old boy who lives in an AIDS infected part of Uganda, Africa!

Isn't he cute?!!? LOVE the cheeks! :)

We chose him because we wanted a little boy (5 or under) from Africa and also wanted his name to fit with our family (all of our names start with A or E and end with an N) Edwin was the only one available that fit this criteria.

Even though we have wrestled with sponsoring a child for awhile now, I knew for sure that God was calling us to do this after reading "Take Your Best Shot," by Austin Gutwein, the founder of Hoops of Hope.

Austin's ministry helps raise money for AIDS orphans in Africa!!

We knew we could not afford to do this until we sold our house in Austin (even though we have wanted to for a long time) since we already bought a house we waited.

However, we officially SOLD our house in Austin...we closed yesterday, literally 3 days before we would have had to make our 1st double mortgage payment!!

God is SO good and faithful!

Soooo...Meet Edwin!!

Turns out he likes to play ping pong and soccer, as well as play with cars!

He will fit in perfectly around here! ;)

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Susanne said...

He is just darling!!!!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Oh, what a handsome little guy he is! Cutie! Feel free to stop by my blog where I often post ideas about the all-important letter writing part of the ministry. Also, because travel time is about 2-3 months, you will want to get out your Christmas card soon! Many blessings!

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