Voices of angels

It has been quite a while since I added a new post.  To be honest I’m not quite sure why.   My visit to Tanzania seems like a lifetime ago even though it was only last autumn.  Nevertheless I can still see the faces  of the children in my mind and I remember vividly the stories of struggle and trauma laced with the hope that Compassion has brought to their lives.

We met some amazing people and heard some incredible stories, like this brave and beautiful young woman who lost her single parent Mum while she was still very young,  she told us:

Talk 8 cropped


 “When my Mum died, Compassion became my mother and my father ….. they helped me find a safe place to live with a family that took care of me and they helped with my  financial support.   Now I am training to be a journalist,  if it hadn’t been for Compassion I don’t know what would have become of me.”


We met with a group of Mums and their babies at one of the Child Survival Programmes, what a precious day that was;  so many gorgeous babies and so many Mums just like you and me eager to share their stories of how Compassion had intervened and brought new hope into seemingly desperate situations.   Women who had been abandoned by their partners and left to fend for themselves in a country where there is no safety net for those who can’t work.   Women who had escaped violence and abuse and who were finding new hope in shared adversity and in support from the dedicated and caring Compassion workers.

One of the highlights of this visit for me (apart from getting to cuddle babies)  was listening to some of the women sing.   Truly voices of angels and I felt so blessed that they had taken the time to prepare this for us.

My trip to Tanzania confirmed what I already knew….. that being sponsored by Compassion makes a difference, it can make the difference of giving a child food, shelter, medical help and education.

Yesterday we chose to sponsor another child …. this precious little girl from Honduras.

Sandra from Honduras

Why?   Because I know that Compassion’s ministry works,  and I know that I will have to change very little in my life to give her a future.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. T
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 03:26:35

    I loved the glimpse of your trip and I really love the video of the moms and babies, when we went to Haiti on our sponsor tour the moms sang for us too, it was something I will never forget. your new little girl is a cutie too! thanks for sharing!


  2. berry31
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 07:25:59

    How exciting! I bet it was amazing to see the moms and babies.


    • A different way of seeing....
      Jun 08, 2014 @ 22:55:53

      Hi Berry31, thank you for stopping by and reading my post. It was so brilliant to meet the Mum’s and babies, the little ones were sooooo cute! And the Mums were lovely women, just like you and I wanting the best for their kids. Such a great experience.


  3. A different way of seeing....
    Jun 08, 2014 @ 22:52:13

    Thank you T for taking time to read my blog. I didn’t get to meet any of my sponsor kids, that must have been so amazing. I would love to go and see all of mine, but realistically speaking they are kind of scattered around the globe so I don’t know if I ever will, but I’m thankful to have seen Compassion’s work first hand, it will make me a much better advocate.


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