In 2008, I went to visit my World Vision Australia sponsor child Lazaro in Tanzania and I can say without a doubt it was the best day of my life. I shared this experience with my dear friend Alana Kaye and as another child sponsor, she wanted to also have this experience. In 2013, she achieved this dream and met her gorgeous little sponsor child in Honduras.
I shared her story on my blog Lovelly Communications and you can read the full story here:
An excerpt from that article:
Of course nothing will ever take away from the moment that I met Velinda! Finally meeting someone in person that you have been writing to/ conversing with/ sending photos and updates with for years is an unbelievable feeling. Meeting Velinda made me cry, laugh and scream with joy. I was so happy to meet her in person!!! The experience was unbelievable!!! Overall, the whole day really blew me away. I didn’t realise that by just sponsoring one child that it can have such an impact on the whole community. I was overwhelmed with World Vision’s organisation and their attention to detail on the day and the way they had involved the whole community in my visit. They had been planning my visit to Marcala for 3 months and had made every effort to make it an incredible experience for Velinda and I. The whole day was simply phenomenal!
In just a few days, I will be visiting my second sponsor child, Kamala in Nepal. I’ve been sponsoring her with my mother for 5 years and I am so thankful to World Vision Australia and World Vision Nepal for making this possible! I’ll also be taking on #everestbasecamptrek with Team World Vision Australia.
I’m climbing to Mt Everest Base Camp on March 7, 2015. Sponsor me and support the work of World Vision Australia.https://everest2015.everydayhero.com/au/emma-takes-on-the-best-trek-everest. You can follow our adventure on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hash tag #everestbasecamptrek2015 and by following @inspiredadvntrs on Twitter and the blog here.