Monday, October 15, 2012

Mail Call Monday!

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

Last week, we received a thank you note from our Johan in East India.

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We learned that Johan was able to buy many things with a family gift we sent in April. The list includes a “saree”, shirt, bucket, 2 piece lamp set, a hot pot, a water can, “bathery soap”, salt, oil and sandals. I hope that his family enjoys those items and we are blessed that we were able to send a financial gift to his family.

Today, I found a big envelope from the UK in my mailbox.  Our correspondence with Yolanda is a special circumstance and her financial sponsor lives in the UK. I’ve never had a look at a welcome packet from the Compassion UK office, so I was excited to tear into the envelope and take a look.

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The presentation folder is designed really well!

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Inside, I found our beautiful Yolanda’s photo in a nice cardstock picture frame that can fold out and stand up in its own! There is also a smaller business card with Yolanda’s picture, birthday and country, on the back it has a list of suggestions of ways to pray for her.

The folder also contained three little booklets: an introduction booklet about Yolanda (including another picture), a booklet about the sponsorship program and a booklet about letter writing!

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Also included included in the folder was some stationary for writing to the child and a plastic “webkey” which can be inserted into a USB port and it will take you directly to the UK MyCompassion site.

I really enjoyed being able to look through all of the materials in the UK version of the Welcome Packet! My heart is just so happy to see our Yolanda and how she has grown!

What about you? Did you receive any letters from your sponsored children recently? If so, please feel free to share in the comment section or by joining our Mail Call link-up below!

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!

Starting this week, if you participate in Mail Call Monday, I am also going to ask that you visit at least one other participant and read and comment on their post!

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