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The Twinkie Project

Posted By Meredith Dunn On June 16, 2009 @ 1:54 am In Join the Cause | 21 Comments

Twinkie project Do you ever feel as if you are on the cusp of something big? Do you wrestle with restlessness in your spirit that you can neither calm nor pinpoint a reason for? It’s as if you feel that you, your life, is on the brink of something, a major change or transition; like something is about to happen and you have a big part in it – you just don’t know what or how.

That’s where I’m at. And I’ve decided that, despite the mystery of it and the frustration that comes with the not knowing, I’m excited anyway.

If you don’t remember or if you are new here, I have been sporadically writing about a program nicknamed the “Twinkie Project,” which has been in development since last August. I have tempted and beaten around the bush for months about what it is and when it will come to light. And I’m still doing so. :-)

But … it is now time my friends to tear off some of the wrapping and let you see a little of what this thing is about. Just a glimpse though. It’s really an out-of-context look, but then again it’s also kind of in the context. ;-)

The “Twinkie Project” is about giving an up-and-coming generation, my generation, the opportunity to know, understand and feel who it is that we (Compassion) are, what it is that we are doing, why it works, and how they can become a part of it.

And to help with all of that, we have a pioneer. A guinea pig if you will. Her name is Morgan and she’s basically my hero.

Morgan left for the Dominican Republic on June 2 and will return home June 29. She is living with a family … in poverty. A family that doesn’t speak English or have electricity or running water.

Morgan is also serving at one of our partner churches, teaching the kids English and Bible stories at school, and loving some seriously lovable kids.

Of course, she has invited you along on her journey.

http://www.morgan-givetolive.blogspot.com/

Morgan is a good photographer, but she is a great writer. Be careful when you read her posts because she will hook you before you know what’s happened, and then you are a goner. You’ll be sponsoring another kid before you finish reading.

Telling you about Morgan hardly seems sufficient. Words cannot describe just how incredible this young lady is and how perfectly she fits this role. Not a stranger to international travel or less-than-comfortable living conditions, she craves situations and settings like those our kids live in.

She is the most naturally gifted person I have ever met, and she has a heart that oozes Jesus and His love. Her passion, in a nutshell, is simple obedience to the Lord. And He is using her in a big way to be a light, a beacon of hope, and an awesome source of love and encouragement to children and their families who are thirsty for truth.

One of the most humble and unassuming college students I have ever met, she gave up a month of her summer to be a part of the “Twinkie Project.” Simply because she wanted to. She quit her job in order to participate.

Yeah. Like I said, she’s my hero.

I hope you enjoy the peek. There’ll be more to come in the future.


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