Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Big News

I’ll admit it…sometimes I find myself sneaking around my own house.

Whenever a certain sound breaks into the consciousness of any member of my family, a mad rush ensues for the front door. If you happen to be in front of the mailbox, you could get hurt.

Ever so rarely, I just might get to be the first one to open the mail. But with a wife, four speedy kids and a ferocious Westie to compete with, that doesn’t happen very often. I guess I’m not as young as I used to be.

If you look forward to getting your mail like I do, I’ve got good news for you. We’ve made it easier for you. Any time now, you should receive this month’s edition of the Children International eNews in your email inbox! Unless your Westie is computer literate, you should win this one.

This month, we’ve got a great story (hey, I wrote it myself!) about two rising stars in the Dominican Republic who have learned the true value of education. You’ll also read about the terrible struggle Zambian children and families face as they fight to survive in a country where diseases are powerful and health care is scarce. Then you’ll learn about how you can enlist the help of your friends and family as you battle poverty through the Lift One Project.

I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag, but you might also learn about a very important birthday that’s just around the corner. Hint: look in the lower left-hand corner of the front page of eNews for more information. You can also check out our website,, where you’ll find another story (yes, I wrote that one, too!) right on the home page that talks about the same big event.

And you don’t even have to run for the mailbox.

Photo by Jennifer Spaw.


evergreen3 said...

Could you give me a hint on which article on the front page has news about the "big event"? You don't have to tell the others, just send to my e-mail address. :)

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Kelly said...

OK...Technical issues have been resolved and you should be able to find the article in question now!! :-)

Alice said...

Happy Birthday Blog!!! I can't believe it has already been a year. It seems like yesturday when I recieved the e-mail about beginning the blog. I am so glad it is here. I feel closer as a sponsor to my children and their situations in their country.

Christine said...

Does CI have a Facebook page or group? I am sure a lot of sponsors would be happy to join a Facebook group and try to recruit on that network.

I am on Facebook but I don't see anything from CI.