I’ve blogged before about kids and elderly folks I sponsor through Unbound. To see why I became an Unbound (then called CFCA) sponsor in the first place, go here, and then come back and read about my little family.
Now, the bad news: Bob, my college student from Uganda, has dropped out of school. Per Unbound’s rules, since he’s no longer in school, he loses his sponsorship. Please remember him in your prayers.
So, that means I now have two new sponsored young people (both names changed):
Dinesh, a college student from India. He wants to be a teacher when he finishes school and his favorite subject is biology.
Rachel, a college student from Kenya. She also wants to be a teacher when she graduates, and her favorite subjects are history and Kiswahili.
In addition to Dinesh and Rachel, I still have Julio, a 10-year-old boy from Guatemala; Jude, a 14-year-old boy from the Phillipines; and Rajesh, an elderly man from India. I pray for all my prior sponsored kids who never reached the finish line (Bob, Margaret, and Darweshi), as well as for the repose of the soul of Indira, the first elderly I sponsored.
Lent is a time of almsgiving, and Unbound will always be one of my favorite ways to give alms. For these kids, it’s a hand up, a way out of poverty, and I consider it a sacred duty.