The Youngs

Anything but normal.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

All in the family

Here we are with Isaac and Carol Wiliams, our newest addition to the Children Cup family. We were able to have lunch with the today after all attending the Healing Place St. Francisville Church. They are such great people and we are so excited about the impact they are going to have in Mozambique. Please keep them in your prayers and keep up with them on their blog


Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Young!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Children's Cup CHRISTmas Party '06

This year I started out my Christmas a little differently. Usually, that start of Christmas for me includes the big shopping day, the day after Thanksgiving, a great tradition by the way :) But this year was different. This year, I started out by being reminded what Christmas is really all about. It's not about the tree, the lights, the food or the presents. It's about birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It's about doing His will and loving the sick, the poor, the hungry. Thank you Lord for reminding me of that this year.
On Saturday, December 2nd, that is what the whole day was about. We started bussing in children at around 7:00AM, until we had about 2500 kids there. A local high school facilitated the event. The property was absolutely beautiful. A huge green field overlooking the mountains. The children played tug of war, had sack races, got their faces painted, sang Christmas songs and ate the best meal of their lives. These kids felt important. They felt loved. They understood, most likely for the first time, what Christmas is and who Christmas is about. I'm sure for that one day, they felt like a million dollars. You see, I enjoy all the things that go with Christmas, but I never want to lose the focus. After seeing these sick, dirty, starving little children laugh and play and actually feel completely safe where they were, I hope that this year, I will keep the focus where it belongs, on Jesus Christ. Thank you to everyone who helped to sponsor the event. You gave these kids the best day of their lives.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Here are some pics from the Christmas party this past weekend :)

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