It Feels Like We’re Worlds Apart

This is a blog I wrote in November of last year

when our family

began sponsoring a precious little boy


Compassion International.

Hope you enjoy…


This morning I got up like every other morning

and started about my daily routine.

As the little Nevilles and I

gathered in the kitchen for breakfast,

I said “who’s going to pray over our food?”

Aubrey spoke up

“Don’t forget to pray for Yelson!”

Yelson Lopez is a 4 year old little boy

who is just like any other 4 year old little boy…


he lives in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in Latin America after Haiti.

Scott and I explained to our children

that there are lots of little children who live in homes

that are much different than ours.

These children eat a lot less than we do and don’t get as many toys,

if any at all.

This morning we held the picture of just

one of the precious little children who live in these conditions every day,

Yelson Antonio Martinez Lopez…

and we prayed.

Caitlyn began our prayer “Lord help Yelson, be with him and help him and his family…”

McKenna was next… “Lord supply Yelson’s needs and his family’s needs…”

Aubrey chimed in “Lord touch Yelson’s world and his family”

Touch Yelson’s world!

Yes Lord, touch this little boy’s world!

Aubrey took one glance

at the pictures of Nicaragua that we were viewing on line, she looked up at me and said

“Mommy, is that Yelson’s world?”

With tears in my eyes and pain in my heart

I told her

“Yes, this is his world.”

This “world” that he lives in is so much different

than ours…

Every day we awake to a warm cozy home, food on our table

clean clothes

and our needs are met.

It is with humility & gratefulness that we desire to

share our blessing’s with precious souls

like Yelson!

Proverbs 22:9

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed;

for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

I can tell you that when my children receive

brand new toys for Christmas,

they don’t have near as much fun

playing with them alone

than when they play all together.

Blessings aren’t meant to be held with a hand of greed

but to open our hearts

and our hands, to reach out to those

less fortunate

and share what has been given to us!

Mark 10:21

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.



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