Friday, November 5, 2010

Meet Sydney...

What can a 10 year old do to change the world? As we have watched Sydney, we've realized one child can do AN AMAZING AMOUNT to help this hurting world.

Sydney is a friend of ours with a passion for helping "the least of these" in the world. In the picture above she is holding a child at the local homeless ministry where our family volunteers. Anytime Sydney is with children who need love, you will find one on her hip! She loves children and is on fire to show the love of Christ to them! (She's a lot like her Momma!)

Sydney's family is currently adopting two children from Ghana. They are hoping to leave any day to bring Sydney's new brother and sister home. Because of the great economic need in Ghana for the orphans, Sydney started raising money to help feed the orphans in this country, provide clean drinking water, and other necessities many of these children go without on a daily basis. Within a few short months, she had raised over $8,000!

Sydney has used her little hands to make choker necklaces and magnets. She has helped design t-shirts and is currently working on other things that might be opportunities to raise money for the children of Ghana. She has shared her story at local churches, and been interviewed by the local media because she is living her life to make a difference in the lives of children. Friends, this is a young child - showing us how we all should be living!

Sydney is blessed with two parents who are passionate about seeing their daughter follow her God-given desire, so their love has helped make all of this a reality. With two parents who love and support her, Sydney's life is an extreme contrast to the children she desires to help.

Would you consider helping the children of Ghana by purchasing one of Sydney's new shirts? They are really cool and you'll be feeding orphans with every purchase. You can easily order items and read Sydney's story here: Be sure to scroll down to see some of the pictures she has posted. These children are orphans without families in Ghana.

Sydney's drive and passion for Christ inspires me. She is living out 1 Timothy 4:12 as a testimony to what God has done in her life. Inspiring, isn't it? Sydney's life strongly resembles Jesus as He served the "least of these."

Shouldn't we all do the same?

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

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Kristie O'Leary said...

You are so sweet! you should have seen Sydney's smile. Thank you for being you!