We're thrilled and humbled to announce that
Infinitely More is the newest member of the
Keilyn is one of the most important people in my
life, and yet, we've never actually met in person...
A few years ago, as we approached November, my family started asking the inevitable, "What do you want for your birthday?" I really wasn't seeking another gift, but then it struck me: Every day, there are children in this world who can't get an education, medical care, a decent meal, or even a clean drink of water. I couldn't think about it without my heart breaking...
What I really wanted was to help a child.
So for my birthday, I asked my family to help me start sponsoring a child through World Vision.
I smiled when I saw Keilyn's photo, and her gentle face. She lived alone with her mother, who couldn't find employment. She wanted to learn a foreign language; her favourite chore was washing dishes.
Within months, we were exchanging letters and photos. It's wonderful to know that our support gives this sweet girl healthy food, clean water, medical care, and an education. But the letters are the best part. She tells me about her community and how they celebrate holidays. She lets me know about her favourite subjects in school, and how much she likes to dance. All her letters are handwritten with a typed translation. I can't read the original Spanish, but she draws flowers and animals around the edges. As a fellow doodler, this makes my heart sing.
One of the most powerful moments in our sponsorship occurred a few months in when I received a letter from her Momma. I really know didn't much about her. I knew she lived in a community so impoverished that a relief organization had to drill a well and provide a health clinic. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be a single mother under these circumstances. She let me know that they pray for us every night. This just broke my heart - we'd been praying for them every night as well. I realized that we weren't just sponsoring Keilyn; we were helping this young mother as well. I imagined our shared prayers for each other reaching God's ears at the same time. I marvelled more and more at how we are all interconnected when we live out God's love and grace.
Last year, Gerald and I started praying that God would find a way for us to partner with World Vision. Our prayers were answered by an amazing invitation. The Artist Collective is a diverse group of musicians, actors, athletes, and speakers who are using their talents to tell the stories of the marginalized and oppressed. Through concerts and other events, we hope to motivate the incredible compassion and generosity of folks across Canada. We want to show them how rewarding it can be to reach out to families living in extreme poverty, and help save lives through child sponsorship.
We feel humbled and challenged that we've been asked to join this incredible group of servant hearts.
"How can I help?"
We would love for you to pray for this new phase of our ministry! We pray that we will continue to create engaging music, minister the Gospel, and act out God's unconditional love and compassion through this outreach.
If you feel called to personally sponsor a child, we would love to help you! Please contact us so we can connect you with a child in need.
We would also love to bring the World Vision message to your church! It's really very simple: when you host us for a concert or worship service, we ask for a few minutes to share our personal story of getting to know and sponsor Keilyn, and allow folks the chance to learn about other children who are still in desperate need of sponsorship.
We know this won't be a fit for every church or event, and that's okay. If you're not able to include World Vision in your event, you can still book us for a regular concert or worship service. Infinitely More will continue to make it as easy as possible for you to host our music and ministry.
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