Monday, July 30, 2012

Mail Call Monday!

Several Mondays each month, Compassion International sponsors link up to share the news from their sponsored children around the world

Today I was blessed to find one of those larger cream colored envelopes waiting for me in the mailbox.  Knowing that those sometimes contain pictures, I could hardly wait to tear into it and see which child had written to us.

Happily, I saw a staple at the top of the letter before I slid the paper out of the envelope. My hunch was right – a photo!


A few months back, I had asked some fellow advocates if anyone was planning to travel to any of the countries where our Compassion kids live. I learned that a friend was headed to Bolivia within a few weeks and he would be happy to take a small package on our behalf.

My girls and I went shopping and bought a soccer ball, hand pump, harmonica, toy cars, markers, pens and pencils, a calculator and also some candy.

I see that Rodrigo wasted no time in digging into the lollypops!

In his letter, Rodrigo thanks us over and over for the gifts. He ends his letter with:

Well, I have to go but I want you to know that you are always in my heart. With love, Rodrigo”

I can just imagine our sweet boy playing with his toy cars and kicking his new soccer ball around with his friends.  I also hope that he isn’t driving his poor mother crazy with the harmonica.

All in all, a very happy Mail Call Monday!

So what about you?  Have you received any letters from your Compassion children lately? If so, please feel free to share in the comment section or by joining our Mail Call 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!