Monday, November 3, 2008
It's already started, and just in case there is anyone out there who hasn't heard about it, I want to be sure and mention the Compassion International trip to the Dominican Republic that's going on right now. Several bloggers are visiting Compassion projects to heighten awareness of their programs there and elsewhere in the world (a previous trip went to Uganda).
For a little over a year I've been a Compassion donor. Instead of sponsoring an individual child like it seems most people do, I support one of their Child Survival Programs in Quito, Ecuador. At the time I signed up for it, I was struggling so much with infertility that I was especially motivated to support a program that focused on mothers and young children.
Today was their first day visiting project sites and meeting participants. If you'd like to sponsor a child from the Dominican Republic, visit Compassion's website. Or, you can partner with one of their Child Survival Programs, or just make a one-time donation.
Bloggers participating in the trip are:
Melanie from Big Mama
Jennifer from 5 Minutes for Mom
Mary from Owlhaven
Tim and his son Nick from Challies and Challies Jr
Marlboro Man and his daughters from The Pioneer Woman
and then there are the trip leaders: