Several weeks ago on one of our Bolivia Bloggers Calls, Joan Mussa, World Vision Vice President, prayed for us and for our trip. I was deeply moved when she prayed that each of us would meet that one child whose face we would remember for the rest of our lives.

Who is your One Child?

I met my one child today. Abigail.

My husband and I sponsored 6 year old Abigail recently, and I was thrilled when I learned that I would be able to meet her.

She is absolutely precious! Don’t you agree?!

I met Abigail, her mother, and little brother at the Colomi ADP, a center that began just one year ago.

Special needs

At that time, World Vision workers asked mothers what they felt the greatest need was in their community.

It turns out that there are many children with special needs in the area. Some handicaps are physical and some are developmental, but each child is precious to our Lord, to their families, and very quickly they became precious to us as well.

We were privileged to see to little boys get hearing aids. Arturo cried sweet tears when he was first able to hear the sounds around him. He and Samuel both need an additional hearing aid for their other ear that they are hoping they will be able to receive in the not too distant future.

Lizeth received leg braces and shoes to help her walk. Six months ago she couldn’t talk, use her fingers, or walk. Today she was giggling, taking videos with one of our bloggers cameras and cheerfully moving from person to person documenting our visit in perfect Lizeth style.

We listened to mom after mom thank us for all that World Vision has done to help their children . . . then we learned that of all of the many children in Colomi only 4 have sponsors. Only four! There is so much more to do.


Would you like to meet your one child?

You can help to change a child’s life. You can sponsor a precious child like Abigail. You can know the blessing of touching the life of that one child whose face you will remember forever as they leave an imprint on your heart.

If you would like to make a difference in the life of one of the many children in Colomi. Click here on: I would like to know more about sponsoring a child in Colomi.

Finally, just before we left the ADP we were showered with white confetti (that’s what you see in my hair), then hugged and kissed by several of the moms. We called it a shower a blessings, and we were abundantly blessed! I’m still wearing some of my blessings.

Just a visible sign of what I am wearing in my heart!

(c) Amy Conner/World Vision 2011 – Thank you Amy for all of your beautiful photographs.

Written by Deb, wife, mom, “gram,” and busy blogger at Counting my Blessings. Deb is also a contributing editor at 5 Minutes for Faith.



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Deb is a speaker/writer who has lived long enough to know that life can be hard; however, with God's help she gets out of bed each day puts on grace-colored glasses and LIVES. Deb is also a contributing editor at 5 Minutes For Faith.

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1 Barbie August 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Oh Deb, this is so wonderful, that you got the chance to meet Abigail!

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2 Philippa Powers August 4, 2011 at 1:09 am

I have a little sponsored girl (Yessica) in Bolivia. She is the dearest little girl and her family are so wonderful as well. I adore sponsoring Yessica. She and her family are so grateful for the smallest things that I send to them. I have learned a lot from my sponsorship of this amazing girl.

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3 TJ August 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Love this! Thanks for sharing. Praying for you and Abigail!

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