Thursday, April 7, 2011


My first picture of her

God has blessed me with a soft spot for children but specifically to those less fortunate in Africa. In 2007 I became involved in an organization called the Invisible Children. Something inside of me changed forever when I watched the documentary of the Invisible Children. A life long dream of mine is to one day visit Africa and serve in the children's ministry. Until that day comes I do my best to stay informed and help when I can. One way I decided I wanted to help was to "adopt" a child. I did my research and made sure I was giving my money to a reputable and trustworthy organization, I found that in Compassion International.
My most recent photo

In 2009 I "adopted" Sada Babu Mzalendo. She was born April 23rd 2003 and lives in Tanzania with her mother. She lives in an HIV/AIDS affected area so prayers are needed. It has been so fulfilling to write back and forth with her (although she has a translator that writes and reads to her) she draws me pictures and updates me on what she has been up to. By "adoption" I am able to pay for for Sada's school, health needs, and bible classes all for $35 a month. I know many people want to help but think they can't afford it but trust me skipping Starbucks for a week or going to the dollar theater instead is any easy way to make up something as little as $35. I encourage as many people as possible to get involved with this amazing Christian organization.

I have been wanting MMJ Events to be involved in something to give back, after praying about it I've decided that at the end of every year if we have reached our goal of 5 or more weddings we will adopt a child. We are also in the works of putting on a awareness and fundraiser for the invisible children at the end of this year, so stay tuned!

If you would like to learn more about Compassion International or the Invisible Children please check out these websites.