If you’re anything like me, then every year begins with a few New Year’s resolutions. Some might be for better health like, ‘eat more healthily’, ‘exercise regularly’ and so on. Others for spiritual growth like trying harder to read my Bible and to pray more often. And, if you’re anything like me, then for a few days, or maybe even a couple of weeks, I can keep it up. And, if you’re still anything like me, then after a couple of weeks I fail miserably in at least one or two of them, if not all!
So, if you are like me, and you’ve now eaten a stack load of left over Christmas chocolate, overslept when you were supposed to go for a jog and completely forgotten about reading your daily devotional at least a couple of times; then I want to give you an idea of how you can really make a difference this year. Not in your own life; but in someone else’s…
Two weeks ago, Lox and I came back to Kenya where the new school year is beginning. January is a mixture of happiness and sadness to children around Kenya; happiness for those who have the means to buy shoes, a new school uniform and to pay their school fees, but sadness for those who don’t have the money. This year, you can make a difference to a child by sponsoring them to go to school. For only 10 pounds a month, you can make a huge difference in the life of one child and give them the opportunity to go to school this year.
Even if, like me, your new year’s resolutions have gone nowhere, you can still make 2015 a year to count and begin giving someone the gift of an education this year.
If you’re interested, you can sponsor a child in 3 easy steps:
1. Respond to this blog and let us know that you want to sponsor a child
2. We will send you some forms so that you can set up a standing order and gift aid it too (if you’re a tax payer). Fill them out and send them to our charity umbrella ‘Links international’.
3. We will send you a photo of your sponsored child and information about them. If you want to, you’ll be able to write to them and they can write to you too!
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Welcome to my blog! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ruth. In 2010 I graduated from University and before I even had time to settle down and get a job I felt a tug on my heart to go to Kenya for a few years to help in any way I could. When I arrived it was love at first sight; I loved the more relaxed way of life, the way Kenyans would laugh at EVERYTHING and the way people would put people first. On my first day there I also met Lox, a tall, dark & handsome African man who had the same passions in life as me and the more we worked & laughed together the more we fell in love & after a couple of years of dating we tied the knot & got married. Now I live, work, eat & sleep Kenya. It's great to be able to help those who are in some ways less fortunate than me but amazingly I always feel that I'm the one who gets blessed and learns so much from the people I try to help and from everything I do. Enjoy my blogs which give you a taste of this crazy yet wonderful life I lead.