Monday, February 4, 2013

Mail Call Monday!

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

I had thought that the mail would be slowing down for us in February after we received so many letters in January. However, we were blessed with two more letters in the past week!

The first was from Kwagala Deborah, the beautiful young lady that is supported by the Blogging from the Boonies community.  Uganda seems to be settling into the six letters per year schedule as we have received something from KD every other month!

As always, Kwagala thanks us for the letters and extras we have sent to her. She specifically mentioned the 2013 planner calendar we sent in October and I am happy that it went through without a hitch.  Before sending it, I wrote an uplifting message or verse on each month so that she will encouraged each month.

KD tells us that she finished her hairdressing course and I am so blessed that she is receiving training in something that could help her earn an income in the future.

In the letter, Kwagala says, “I was blessed and encouraged by your words full of wisdom and knowledge, in fact I feel so strong in the Lord. May the Lord bless you.”

Oh, He already has, Kwagala. 

To read those words brought a rush of love and joy to my heart.

Answering a question I had asked, KD lists some of the things she sees around her home and that, as the sun sets, she can see much beauty that reflects the beauty of God’s creation.

I love all of our Compassion children but I have to admit that there is a special place in my heart for our Ugandan daughter.  The pull to her was undeniable the minute I saw her on the Compassion website. If you haven’t already, read about how her co-sponsorship came about. It was an act of trust that God would provide. So far, He has done just that through the donations of this blog community.

Today, we received a letter from Bertille in Burkina Faso.

Tears sprang to my eyes once I started reading the letter which opened with, “I pray that your daughter Nico is doing well.” To know that a girl with troubles of her own is praying for our wayward daughter is such a touching thought. 

Bertille shared her recent standings in school and asked that pray for her studies and her friends that are not Christians. While the letter was very short, it was so nice to hear from our sweet girl and to know that she prays for our daughter that we miss so much.

What about you? Did you receive any letters from your sponsored children recently? If so, please feel free to share in the comment section! I cannot seem to get the old InLinkz widget to work on my new-to-me laptop with the updated Windows Live Writer! I’ll look for another method to link up but in the meantime, sharing links in the comment section will have to do!