Ntabaruan lives in Kenya. She came to me in a dream a few years ago. I was trying to decide if I could make a long-term commitment to sponsoring a child through Childcare Worldwide. I wasn't getting a clear "yes" and decided to sleep on it and make up my mind in the morning. That night I had a dream and this beautiful child was in it, just smiling at me. I took it as a sign and the next day I sent in the papers to be a sponsor for whichever child they assigned to me, secretly wondering if it would be the child in my dream. When I finally received her picture, I cried. It was my dream-child and they told me she had been praying for a sponsor for quite awhile. I've felt a very close bond to her from the beginning. She enriches my life with her letters and drawings. I love getting copies of her report card and hearing what she would like to be when she grows up. Like most children, that changes as she grows. Right now she is toying with being a nurse or a teacher.

Ntabaruan has a large family and helps out with the younger children after school. Since there is no running water, one way she helps her family is by going down to the lake to fetch water every day. More about Ntabaruan  coming soon.

It is many years later as I write this and my dear Ntabaruan has graduated high school and is now enrolled in a trade school. I'm so very proud of her!

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We Are the World

There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth - you know love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send 'em your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us
By turning stone to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand


When you're down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There's no way we can fall
Well, well, well, let's realize
That change can only come
When we stand together as one


            Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

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