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My World Vision Child

A few years ago in high school I raised funds for the Make Poverty History campaign. It really made me realize how much of a terrible issue poverty is in the world. So I did the teenage thing and invoked my parents to support my hope to sponsor a child. And so they did. I've been sponsoring and writing to a darling little girl named Desta and her community in Ethiopia. It's been great. She turns 10 years old in January so I'm sending a birthday card by the end of this week. My mother has most of the letters at her home and it's been good to learn about life in Ethiopia for Desta.

Which brings me up until today. My family has decided that they cannot support Desta anymore. I would love to continue the relationship as long as required with what money I have, but having no job or income this is not looking likely.

What I am considering is a community project. I'd love to find a few kind local people to chip in on the sponsorship. How this can be done, I'm not sure. Any businesses or organisations looking after children in the world, how do you do it?

If anyone in Brisbane is interested in assisting me, leave a comment or give me a bell through the Contact page. I'd like to hear your suggestions even if you have an idea on what I can do.

Mexican Layered Chili Dip Recipe

I am still craving this! Unbelievably scrumptious and perfect for afternoon drinks over a game of croquet.

Serves 4. That's if you share, I guess.

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 can Mexican refried beans
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, chopped
  • corn chips (plain is best)
  1. Mix avocados, sour cream and lemon/lime juice.
  2. Place lettuce onto a large platter, leaving room around edges for some corn chips.
  3. Spoon refried beans on top of lettuce, then add chili sauce, avocado mix, cheese and spring onion.
  4. Refrigerate for two hours or up to 24 hours.
  5. Before serving, add tomatoes and arrange corn chips around the platter's edges.


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Edit December 17, 2008: Previous blogs are from Jensen Events.