Monday, April 27, 2009

Live from Kolkata . . .

Hi everyone. If you want to read something amazing, click here:
http://compassionbloggers.com/trips/2009-india

Right now, there are five bloggers from the United States who are in Kolkata for a week on behalf of Compassion International. Their accounts of their first day are remarkable -- I especially loved Pete's and Melissa's writing.

Compassion is a stellar organization, in my eyes, because they work through local churches and local people. They are alleviating poverty, but are also relieving the loneliness and isolation that often goes hand in hand with it.

I hope you get the chance to follow the posts during their trip. I was weeping while I read, because I can't help but picture Anya Rashi as they write about the children, and how grateful I am that people here are sponsoring children just like her.

4 comments:

Amy said...

I am enjoying their blogs SO much! I too have been very weepy! I can't wait to be there.

Tina and Todd said...

Nancy - I guess I should have shared a while back that Angie Smith was going on this trip ... I have been following her blog for over a year (her baby passed away of Trisomy 18) now and have been praying for her as she feared even getting on the plane to go ... her blog page is on my blog (you may already know that:) Love Tina

CindyO. said...

I do enjoy reading Compassion blogs. They are so great! BooMama and Rocks In My Dryer from my blog list have both been to Uganda with Compassion. That is when I started reading their blogs!! I love the fact that they are in India now. I may even sponsor a child. Thanks Nancy for the reminder to read their blogs again!

Scott and Molly said...

As God moves us to tears, we share in His heart. How beautiful are your tears. His heart is for the orphans and the poor, and I'm glad you are used by Him to awaken His heart in me.