Wishing everyone a safe and joyous close to 2012. As you look ahead to the New Year, consider making a difference in the life of a child by becoming a ChildFund sponsor. You can be the one to change a child’s life for the better in 2013.
Happy New Year!
While in Taiwan for a ChildFund Alliance meeting, I had the great opportunity to meet Lin Yung Fa, a well-known artist, now 56 years old. For eight years of his childhood, he had a sponsor through ChildFund. Lin tells me his sponsor, now in his 90s, lives in California and they still keep in touch. It was that sponsor who encouraged Lin’s artistic talents by providing funds for art supplies. In this photo, I am holding the book Lin recently published. It features pictures he has painted through the years. Sponsorship changes the lives of children in amazing ways.
In my latest Huff Post, I share how two ChildFund sponsors from divergent backgrounds wound up on the same path.
Dreams? I did not let myself dream when I was little. I was scared it wouldn’t come true. Now, my life is totally dedicated to children. I am blessed and want to give back to society.
Kristine, a former sponsored child in ChildFund’s Indonesia programs who is now a tutor, pursuing a bachelor’s of education, with a focus on early childhood development.