Sunday, September 07, 2008


I'm not sure if I've posted about Kids LAKE before or not, but if not it's about time!

Kids LAKE is a wonderful way to start your children and / or family thinking about needs around the world and how we can come together to help meet those. It's geared toward children but is hoping that through this website families will begin to discuss and understand some of the suffering in the world, look at it with God's eyes, and help in any way they can.

Kids LAKE chooses one organization/cause each month for children and families to get involved in. This month's project hits close to home for me. They are raising money to help out the AHOPE orphanage in Ethiopia. AHOPE takes in children with HIV/AIDS and helps them to get the medicine they desperately need and hopefully to find a forever family. Some of these children arrive "late," and unfortunately pass away before they find a family or arrive home to their family, and many are saved with the medicine available now and able to go on to lead normal happy healthy lives in their new families. I know some of the families through the internet who have adopted these precious children, some who work for this wonderful organization and orphanage, and our family sponsors one of these little ones personally to help fund his monthly medicine.

I am hoping to be able to get my children involved in this website and possibly even my class. I'm excited and hope that some of you may learn about the opportunities presented and get involved yourselves!!! Together, we make a greater impact than apart!!! :)


Brandi said...

Whohoo! Thank you SO much for posting about KidsLake. I'm praying for the miraculous and that we'll raise $5200! That's a crazy amount and I'll be pleased with whatever God does. . but how cool would that be?!

Love you,

Amy said...

Awesome- Thanks for letting me know about this! :0) Amy

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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