Whoever receives one such child in my name recieves me

Scholarship Entrant: Sarah from Lehigh Acres, FL
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sarah: 21

Not many people want to give up a comfy lifestyle in the United States and jump on the next flight to a third world country. Call me crazy, but that is exactly what I want to do. I want to move to Africa and run an orphanage, or become a teacher. The ability to give children the love they deserve is the greatest job in the world, and providing them an education is more than they can ever ask for. In Mathew 18:5 Jesus says, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.” Loving these children, and providing for them in their time of need is not just something I want to do, but it is what I’m commanded to do. I have already visited an orphanage in Benin, Africa, called Arbre de vie (Tree of Life). In the summer of 2015 I plan to spend six weeks at the orphanage and learn what it takes to operate my own orphanage one day. I will continue college until I graduate with my bachelors in Cultural Anthropology in 2017. Research will be conducted to find areas in high need of an orphanage. From there I will start partnering with churches and people who would like to sponsor the orphanage. Before I know it I will be giving all my love to the children, but I will receive back ten times the amount that was given, and that is all I could ever want.

Vote for Sarah: 21

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