Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daniela

We are about to head out to meet our sponsored child Daniela and I'm SO excited! We are giving her this backpack of goodies!!! I pray I can show God's love to her!


We will also be helping out a Compassion project that was badly hurt by the hurricane this afternoon so pray for us. I'm excited to have a tangible way to help!

Have a good day! I'll have a lot to share tonight!

57 comments:

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 Crew said...

What an exciting day ahead of you! Blessings!

Staci said...

How exciting for you and Scott!! I know she will be overwhelmed with the love you have for her. Enjoyed watching you on the live stream last night!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I feel like you are going to want to bring one of those sweet children home as a sibling to Harper!!

I know you can't wait to meet your sponsored child. Look forward to pictures.

Praying for you and the team. What a blessing you are to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

Her Preppiness said...

So very exciting

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY...sooooo exciting!!!!! : )

tomandcheryl said...

Oh my Gosh, daniela is my daughter's name. It is very rare. I only know one other Daniela and my daughter was basicaly named after her. When I saw your headline, I was thinking, "how does Kelly know Daniela." I hope she is as wonderful as my daughter.
~Cheryl

Rachel H. said...

So exciting!! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!!

Laura said...

I loved the live stream last night -- I just couldn't stop thinking about it!! My husband and I have decided to sponsor a child -- I will work on the process tonight!

I look forward to hearing more about the trip and I especially wish you the best in meeting Daniela - how exciting!

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!

Chelsa said...

how exciting to meet daniela!! hope your day is great! i know you are being such a blessing to all those people!

Jennifer said...

I can only imagine how excited you are to finally meet her! Can't wait to see your pictures from todays visit!!!

Enjoy & God bless!

Finewineanddiapers said...

What you are doing is so amazing! I think going on a trip like this would really make me appreciate everything that I have. It seems truly life changing. I look forward to hearing about you meeting your sponsered child.

andrea said...

kelly i have no doubt you will show Christ to your sweet sponsor child!!
thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus today!!

Crystal said...

Everyone needs a Kelly in their life! You are a wonderful person and can't wait to hear all about you day! Praying for all of you!

Jenglamgirl said...

What a great gift to give Daniela. I am sure they are all needed things. You are so super great, way to go KELLY!

Susan said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing. I can see, in your eyes, it means a lot to you:) We will pray for you and your journey. Enjoy!

Lilly, Matt, and Sara said...

First, I really enjoyed the livestream chat last night. I was more of a watcher...I only asked one question about translation, but I thought it was pretty funny that people were so insistent on seeing Scott.

Anyway, I love what you guys are doing there...both you guys and the people you are helping are so inspiring! I am sure she will love her gift and that you will be able to show her God's love! Keep up the AWESOME work.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is so exciting that you get to meet your sponsored child! I'm looking forward to the update!

Three Against One said...

I am so excited for you, can't wait to hear all about meeting her and seeing pictures.

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mommaof4wife2r said...

how awesome! she will love that backpack! how sweet...prayers for you all!

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I know that she will love that backpack. You guys are in our prayers and I thank you for all you are doing there. Thank you for shairing your time with us.

Summer said...

What a great gift meeting your sponsored child and giving her that precious backpack full of toiletries, and showing her god's love! You are doing amazing things over there Kelly! I will pray for ya'll today while you help with the disaster clean up! Oh by the way I was having Harper withdrawls so I popped over to your mom's site and she is just precious! She soooo looks like she is being spoiled rotten! Ha! Ha!
Summer :0)

Betsy said...

So exciting!! Praying for you! :)

Ruthie said...

I can't wait to hear about you and Scott meeting Daniela! Praying for you all!

Ruthie

PITTSNIX said...

thanks so much for writing about your journey!! we cant wait to hear about it in class! be safe! xoxo-jess

Todd and Courtney said...

oh I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see pictures. You are so darn cute with your sweet gift!

PITTSNIX said...

ps. i just hopped to your moms blog, then your brothers- those videos are stinking hilarious!

Kelly Summons said...

Kelly,

Just wanted you to know I have decided to sponsor a child. Her name is Marjorie and she is in El Salvador. I am so excited! Thank you for connecting me and others with this great program!

Tiffany said...

Have so much fun loving on her! I know this must be an amazing day for you and Scott. Enjoy every moment! XOXO

Newlywed Next Door said...

Hope you have a great day with Daniela! So exciting!!!

Last night my husband and I signed up to sponsor a child from El Salvador named Gloria (age 6)! I'm so excited!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

Good luck and God Bless! What a great thing you are able to do! I can only imagine the feeling that comes over you knowing that you are helping others who are less fortunate! Sure does remind us all that we have SO much to be thankful for!!

Michelle said...

Kelly--I have enjoyed reading about your trip--God is truly using you, Scott and the others on your traveling team to be the hands and feet of Jesus to love his children! My husband and I sponsor a child with Compassion in Haiti and love when we get letters from her. I hope your visit with your sponsor child went well--I'm sure she will appreciate the goodies that you broght along for her. Praying for safe travels for you all and that God may use you to show His love and mercy to others in that region.

Candice said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful journey with us. Your posts led me to the Compassion International website. There I found my sponsor child! A beautiful 3 year old boy in El Salvador. The moment I saw his photo, my heart knew what to do.
Thank you for guiding me to him.
(((HUGS)))

Candice said...

Oh, my sponsor child's name is Josue if anyone would like to include him in their prayers. :) Thank you!

Summer B. said...

You are such an inspiration to so many. I rarely comment anymore bc I feel you have so many followers and you must get so many comments a day. I did not want to wear you out even more reading mine.

I just thought I would let you know that you are a Godsend to so many.

XO
Summer B.
BisforBrown

Melissa and Cas said...

I have enjoyed reading about what the team of bloggers is doing over there! I was able to tune in and watch most of the webcast last night. I know they are stories you will never forget. I have a question? Last year on the Duggars show~18 Kids and Counting they went to El Salvador as well. One of the stories that I have not forgotten was when they went to one of the orphanages and all those precious children where there and they still seemed so happy. My question is that they said that most of this children will never leave because sometimes it takes 7-8+ years to adopt a child from there. They made it sound like maybe the government drags out the process because they don't care? If you have time or know anything on the subject about the adoption situations from the country would you share? I am doing a post today on this and also I am doing shoe boxes for Samaritans Purse and I have encouraged my readers to do so as well! Such awesome things you all are doing! God Bless!

Kelly said...

Hi Kelly, I watched the live stream last night too, it was awesome to see you all! How exciting for you to meet your Daniela, the backpack full of goodies will be such a delight for her! Thank you for all your posts and pictures...my husband and I sponsor 3 kids thru Compassion and I am going to be sure to write to them this weekend!

thedecker5 said...

Kelly,

I have been reading your blog for a few months now, I love that you are sharing your experience with all of us. My husband and I have been praying for direction on what organization we would like to be a part of. We have decided to support a child through Compassion. We signed up today and I can't wait to see what child is picked for us... Praying for you and all those kids..

Jamie

Our Curly Girls said...

Kelly,

Keeping you in my prayers. El Salvador is your VERY BEST blogging yet!! I am really enjoying the journey....thank you for taking us with you on this missions trip...for sharing the heartache, the smiles, and your unfailing love for Christ.

God bless. Enjoy Daniela! :)

Shannon
xoxo

Allisyn said...

Kelly.. as I was reading your post lastnight, I felt in someways I know what you are seeing and feeling. I went to Argentina a few years ago, and saw the families sleeping in one bed, in a two room house. It broke my heart I wanted to give so much to those people.. I was so impressed by the love of the people, everywhere we went the people wanted to give me something, one lady had nothing but garlic... we have so much here in the states and they have so little. I am sure that you are touching many many peoples hearts... The world needs more of you. Take care and return home safey to your family.

Kristin said...

Awesome, Kelly!!!! I know she will be so excited to meet you! What an awesome bag of goodies!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Lara said...

You are simply WONDERFUL & such an inspiration! :o)

KK said...

You and Scott will be such a blessing to this precious little girl. I'm sure she will love her back pack full of goodies as well but most of all the 'hugs'!
Blessings and prayers,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Kathy said...

I am so thankful for you and am actually teary eyed right now! How amazing to be sposored by you--God is soo good at knowing us and using our strengths it never ceases to amaze me and bring me to my knees.

Rebecca said...

Hi Kelly,

I have really been enjoying reading about your experience in El Salvador! I had sponsored a girl through Compassion in Peru for a year or so, but she dropped out of the program earlier this year. I never got back to sponsoring a child with Compassion until you started blogging about it! I have just minutes ago started sponsoring a 5-year-old girl named Jennifer in El Salvador! I am very excited for this!

Thanks,
Rebecca

Amanda M. said...

Kelly,
I feel so blessed to have found this blog some time ago and to now be able to follow your trip to El Salvador. I remember watching the Duggars on a mission trip in El Salvador and having my children watch. We all were so amazed at how much we have here in America. God bless you for all you are doing there. I am going to talk it over with my husband and hopefully we'll be able to sponsor our first Compassion child. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with all of us!
And what an exciting day today must be! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
Amanda :)

anm_2006 said...

I just finished checking in on sweet little Harper on your mama's blog. PRECIOUS! I love how you're blogging about your journey!! Praying for you and your hubby!

Hers and His said...

I'm so jealous! I sooo wish Chris and I were meeting Juan! Hopefully someday ...

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I know your visit has to be amazing! I'm sure you will both be extremely emotional getting to meet each other. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lynette said...

I will be praying for an awesome visit. Can't wait to hear about it!

Jenna said...

SO AWESOME!! I just saw the video - oh my goodness, and there are just no words. So excited for you - Daniela is beyond precious!

Morgan said...

I am enjoying reading what you are doing in El Salvador. It is a blessing! I just looked at your Mom's blog and it looks like you will have an even larger load to take home with Harper. Grandparents are wonderful!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Give her a big ((hugs)) from us here in blogland. I know she will see Jesus in your eyes...who would'nt!

Michelle said...

Hey Kelly! Just wanted to let you know that I just sponsored an 8 year old little boy in Honduras (Yefri). Looking forward to hearing how it went when you met Daniela!

God Bless!
Michelle

Kara said...

Kelly,
I have always thought the things you were able to do through this blog were AMAZING, but this is so much more than that. You have opened my eyes so wide to the extreme NEED there is out there. I cried absolute tears reading through your post last night and felt so moved to do something. I thought about how "sorry for myself" I have felt over the last 8 months being unemployed. Thinking about how much our lives and our lifestyle has had to change due to losing my income. But, then I read the stories of these people and realized, I am BEYOND blessed. I have a warm house to sleep in, food to eat, running water, and so many other "luxuries" that I take for granted every.single.day. I feel SO ashamed of myself. Going from 2 incomes to 1 was hard, but we have learned to adapt. Cut corners and cut expenses, and I know I can cut $38 more a month to help a child. I WILL. Kelly, thanks so much to you and Scott for going on this trip and taking the time to show people like me that there are so many out there that are SO much worse off than we are. May God bless you both on the trip home! I know you can't wait to squeeze that precious Harper!!
"freely ye have received, freely give." Matthew 10:8

Stephanie said...

Just letting you know I signed up to sponsor a little 5 year old girl from El Salvador! Her name is Hazel and she is the same age as my daughter.

Renee said...

Loved this post! Thanks for sharing your heart.