I haven’t talked about Compassion International recently so I thought I’d do a little happy dance for y’all. (The Happy Dance is the little hop and shake that Compassion Sponsors do at the mail box when they get a letter from their sponsored child. :D)
I’ve done four happy dances in the last week or so. The first one was when I received a new picture in the mail of Ana in Columbia. Ana is 16 now and we’ve been sponsoring her for 2 years. I’ve corresponded the most with Ana and feel the deepest attachment to her.
I really like the new way that Compassion sends updated pictures of our kids. This came with perforated wallets and bookmarks, and a larger picture, as well.
On one day last week I got 2 letters in the mail. One from 12 year old Kakra in Ghana. Among other things, she thanked me for paying her medical bills. I don’t even know what that’s about! But I’m glad that my sponsorship is helping in the needs in her life.
I also got a letter from little Luan in Brazil. This was a special treat because I hear from him the least. We don’t financially sponsor Luan, he is what is called a “correspondence” child. Basically, he has a financial sponsor that doesn’t write him. (Which, if you’ve been around here long, you know is one of the saddest things for a sponsored child) So Compassion assigned me to simply correspond with him so that he knows someone cares about him and loves him.
Luan is only 6 years old, so he doesn’t physically write his letters yet but has a monitor that writes for him. I was so pleased by this letter because it mentions that Luan always shares his “For a Friend” cards with his friends that don’t get letters. I get all teary just thinking about it! It also mentioned that he loves the accordion album that we sent him in January.
As if that wasn’t enough happy dancing, today I logged on to the Compassion International website to find an updated picture of 20 year old Shila in India. Squee! This was also a particularly nice surprise because I didn’t expect to ever see another picture of Shila, as she’ll be leaving the program soon.
Rare is the week that I get to do a dance for all four of our Compassion kids. In fact, this is probably the first time it’s ever happened.
Do you sponsor a child with Compassion? You should seriously consider it. We financially sponsor 3 children and correspond with a 4th. And even though we’re unemployed (again…) sponsoring is still a priority for me. I would be broken-hearted if I ever had to tell my kids I couldn’t sponsor them anymore.
Have you done any Happy Dances lately?
Visit www.compassion.com for more info about sponsoring a child.
I’m linking up at Mail Call Monday’s over at Blogging from the Boonies, the best source for Compassion inspiration, motivation, and information on the interwebs!