Meet Angie Hummell!
Her favorite non-World Vision hobby is paddle boarding in the Intercoastal waterway. She says it's her “happy place”! While out on the water she has seen lots of dolphins and even a momma manatee and her baby. She says it is amazingly peaceful and a fun way to exercise.
Angie has been married for 13 years and she and her husband have a 9 year old daughter, Hannah, and a 6 year old son, Jonathan. Her family is the highlight of her life and they keep her busy, laughing constantly, and even drive her a little crazy at times. But she wouldn't trade them for anything! They live in Ponte Vedra, FL and after weathering four winters in Michigan and Ohio, she is thankful to be back in the sunny south. Angie works part time as an interior designer for a really cool and eclectic furniture and lighting store. When she's not at work or cooking, cleaning, or laundering, she's volunteering at her childrens' school or at their church. She says being out and about gives her great opportunities to have real and authentic conversations with people about what it means to sponsor a child and that is her most common approach in talking about World Vision.
Angie, can you share a little bit about what made you become a CA?
I really felt that God was nudging me to share my time and talents to advance His kingdom, but I was frustrated because there were many roadblocks to the opportunities that I thought were a perfect match. I just kept praying that God would use me and when I received a postcard asking if I would like to be a CA, I was so thankful for the answer to my prayers.
Angie, could you tell us a little bit about your favorite event/favorite sponsorship story as a CA?
Watching the transformation that sponsorship has had in my 9-year old daughter’s life has been so amazing! She has such compassion towards Khalil, her precious sponsored child from Bangladesh. She prays for her continually, writes to her often, and even donated all of her birthday money to her. I have loved learning that God doesn’t just care about our sponsored children’s hearts but He also so desperately wants us to have a heart like His: kind and compassionate to our brothers and sisters in need.
Is there a bit of encouragement you could give to other CA's?
Please remember that sponsorship is a gift both to the child being sponsored as well as to the sponsor. The tears that I see in sponsors’ eyes is evidence that saying “yes” to a child in need can be just as life-giving to the sponsor as it is to the child.
Which scripture/quote gives you encouragement in this ministry?
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” - 1 John 3: 17-18
Greater Together is a collaborative blog written by volunteer child ambassadors for World Vision.