Have you ever broken a record before? Seriously a legitimate record? I break silly records all the time: most hours spent on the couch, number of tweets in a fifteen minute period, times using the word “hilarious” in a conversation. (I annoy myself with how much I use the word “hilarious” but I just can’t seem to stop.) But I don’t know if I have ever broken a legitimate record. Until this weekend.
This weekend at the Women of Faith conference in Dallas, Texas, I was a part of something pretty amazing. I helped break a record. And not just some stupid record, but one that I can be proud of.
We (that is me and the other 15,999 attendees of the conference) broke the record for the for the most WorldVision children sponsored at a Women of Faith Conference EVER. Over 1,500 kids were sponsored. Over 1,500 lives were changed.
I sponsored a little girl named Workezeb from Ethiopia. She is 11 years old and I can’t wait to get to know her better. She will be a wonderful addition to my “family.” (I sponsored a 3 year old boy named Deva from India through Compassion this Spring. Gotta spread the love.)
I also gently suggested that my parents sponsor two WorldVision children. (Okay, I put on the hard sell, but don’t judge me because it worked.)
But really how could they say no? For $35 a month (less than dinner for two at a fancy restaurant), they could dramatically change the life of a child. They choose two little girls, one from Rwanda and one from Malawi.
And today I can say proudly, “Together, my parents, a lot of new friends, and I broke the most important record that I can imagine.”
Oh, more to come on my incredible experience in Dallas at Women of Faith. Still trying to figure out how to describe such an extraordinary weekend.