Fasting from things that you usually don't even think about doing is harder than you think. This week I had the chance to buy a university jacket for $77, yesterday I decided that that $77 would be added to my pot for fasting. I really did want that jacket but it wasn't a need, it was a want. Yesterday was Valentine's day and I actually had a huge craving for those chocolate hearts that are everywhere. It is funny the way we see things when we are trying to be good!
Today my prayer is for Adens my sponsor child in Haiti. I have been reading Matthew 5 as part of my 40 days and it is interesting to break up the sermon on the mound in this way. Today I read Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted" As I reflected on this scripture my thoughts turned to Adens. Adens will be 9 in June and has lived in a country that has been devistated by poverty and natural disasters This almost 9 year old boy has battled poverty, malaria, typhoid and life. I have been sponsoring him for 4 years in September and I have fallen in love for this young boy. I might only hear from him 4 times a year but I cherish those letters. What if I never sponsored him. What if Compassion wasn't there for him? I believe that if it wasn't for Compassion and this chance to change a life Adens family would be mourning for him. But today I am celebrating all the amazing things God is going to do and is doing in Adens life!
As I am taking part during this Lent season I am praying that God allows Shawn and I to travel to Haiti in 2014 and meet Adens-steeve. We know that with God all is possible and are positive that we are being called to Haiti to experience Compassion and this handsome young man who I long to embrace.
Did you want to change the life of a child like Adens visit compassion.ca/advocate/jenniferdoiron/ and take that first step!