Thursday, November 21, 2013

Family Sponsorship- meeting urgent needs in Bosnia.

I was VERY lazy today.  It was cold outside but incredibly warm and cozy in my bed so I slept later than usual- and other than a few dishes accomplished NOTHING today.  Tomorrow will be different.  The reason I tell you this is that while reading this story tonight, I was reminded how blessed I am to have a warm, safe place to be lazy in.  I will try not to complain about my drafty front door after reading this!




Mostar 12The J family lives in Bosnia.  Mission Without Borders works with over 100 desperately needy families through the family to family sponsorship program in Bosnia.  This particular family in Mostar receives the monthly parcels and visits but the coordinator heard of a pressing need.  Two north facing windows in their rented house were broken and beyond repair.  This was in September.  As fall and winter approached, these broken windows would leave the house vulnerable to snow, extreme cold, and wind.

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The coordinator was able to secure new windows and install them with the help of the family.  The young children were watching and curious about what this would mean.  The mother explained that this man brought new windows so now the family would not have to be afraid of wind, rain, or snow.  But who paid for the windows, the child asked.  She answered "There are good people somewhere abroad, who think about us and care for us and who want us to be warm and safe during the winter".

Being able to care for families like this all depends on having generous people giving a little each month to Mission Without Borders.  You can co-sponsor a family for just $25 a month and help them take the steps toward self sufficiency and dignity.  I love hearing from my family in Moldova.  I would love to be able to visit someday!

This story was from the Mission Without Borders South Africa Facebook page!  You can "like" or "follow" them at https://www.facebook.com/notes/mission-without-borders-sa/family-to-family-programme/462950543747482.  Both pictures are of Mostar taken by Christian Bickel (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
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