Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Mail Call!

Several Mondays each month, Compassion International sponsors link up here and share posts and comments about any happy dances they’ve had at the mailbox.

Trips to the mailbox haven’t been too exciting lately.  I’m used to the ebb and flow of letters from our Compassion kids and try not to get too discouraged when days and weeks go by without a letter.

Today, we received an updated picture of our Kazihizina from Rwanda.

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When we were first assigned to Kazihizina, I was immediately struck by the haunted look on her face. I contacted Compassion to learn more about her and was told that she had had a few sponsors. The first wrote to her a couple of times and then second never sent a single letter or gift in years. 

Since the time she has joined our family, she has been showered with love and encouragement. We’ve sent along little treats and have been sure to remember her on her birthday with financial gifts. Kazihizina doesn’t write much, but we hope that our faithful outpouring of love has some sort of effect on her.

In her newest picture, she is wearing a fashionable outfit and, if I gaze at her face long enough, I can see slight difference. (Maybe it is wishful thinking?) I see a little more life in her eyes and less of a veil of sadness. It is my hope that, more than an outwardly change, there is a change within her heart. I pray that she knows that there are people across the ocean that love her and a God above who does as well.

Have you received any letters or pictures from your sponsored child recently?  If so, please link up below! 

Also, if you join in on the Mail Call, please be sure to tell your readers that you’re linking up with Blogging From The Boonies’ Mail Call Monday and link back to this post! You’re free to grab the Mail Call image at the top of this post as well!