I have been squirming and fidgeting in antipation of this big day for a long time, and I so excited to tell you about it.
Compassion International, as you know, does amazing work around the world helping lift children out of poverty. When it comes to the blogosphere, they really get it. As an organization, they understand the power of the blogosphere to get the word out quickly and effectively on important topics. When I went along on their first Compassion Bloggers' Trip in February, I was impressed by the Compassion staff's committment to using the blogosphere as a frontline tool in raising the profile of their life-changing work. Sign me up, I told them. My blog is yours. As long as I'm writing here, I'm going to tell people what Compassion is doing.
You can too.
Today Compassion has launched CompassionBloggers.com, a comprehensive resource for bloggers wanting to jump on board with Compassion's vision. There are banners, links, stories, photos, news and more.
And...are you ready for this?...there are the details of their next bloggers' trip.
Yes! They were so pleased with the impact of our Uganda trip that they're going to take a different group of bloggers to the Dominican Republic in November. I am so very enthusiastically hoping that one of you will get to go, and if you do, I am hoping you will agree to pack me in your suitcase.
Please head over to CompassionBloggers.com and look around. (If you are unable to see it, hang tight. It may take a while for site to go live everywhere in the world.) If you have your own blog, will you consider joining in with their important mission? Even if you're not interested in going on the trip, there are so many ways bloggers can use their blogs to make a powerful difference.
And as long as we're on the subject, let me introduce you to Brayan . He's six years old, and he lives with his grandparents in Dominican Republic. And he needs a sponsor. Please, will it be you? (If you sign up to sponsor Brayan, please send me an e-mail and let me know. If you click on his link and it doesn't work, then--praise God!--it means that someone has sponsored this sweet boy.) Hooray! That only took an hour! Reader Jeni sponsored Brayan. She writes, "His expression is so like that of my 6 year old nephew - full of mischief and humor."