Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blogging for a Cause: Make a Wish

Blogging for a Cause: Make A Wish

All over the world, children make wishes. Some come true.

Some children wish for world peace.

Some children wish for peace in their homes.

Some children wish for food, clean water, and basic shelter.

Some wish for a chance to live.

Some wish for hope.

Currently, I’m involved with a church project to make a wish come true for one child and her family. We aren’t a part of the Make A Wish foundation, but given the nature of this child’s upcoming surgeries and the struggles that his family faces, we could be. The way that our church has stepped up in prayer, giving, and loving kindness for this family brings tears to my eyes. In less than 24 hours we've raised more than half the amount needed to make their wish come true so they can have a trip to Disneyland as a family.

I urge you today – Make A Wish come true for a child you know, or even one you don’t know. There are many organizations that do wonderful, life-saving, hope-forming things for children. If nothing else, check out the Make A Wish foundation at this website, and see what you can do.

Make a Wish

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Bob Sanchez said...

A beautiful post.

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's truly wonderful! As someone who knows a little girl who got her Make-A-Wish Disney World trip last year, I can tell you how much that touches a child who may be otherwise suffering, as well as a family who is having to sit by and watch their loved one fight whatever monster they're fighting. I hope they'll share photos with all of you so you can see that little face shining.

Tina @ Life is Good
and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!

Shannon @ The Warrior Muse

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - it's exciting to be part of a group of people doing something for someone else! It's wonderful in a wonder-filled way. Thanks!!!

Bob - Thank you!

Shannon and Tina - just giving them the news today, along with some airplane fun bags for the kids, was great!

Joanne said...

Oh what a wonderful thing! I pray the rest of the money gets raised soon! Disney is a dream come true for kids and adults.
Blessings, Joanne