Several Mondays each month, Compassion International sponsors link together to share some of the blessings that arrived in their mailboxes.
Today’s mail brought a couple of letters from our beloved Uganda!
The first was from our little Madina, Luna’s “special friend”.
Not only was there a form letter on the topic of “My Festivals and Holidays”, but there was also a second sheet of paper attached with an additional message.
The form letter consisted of a few topics and check boxes about Christmas and New Years. I am not necessarily a fan of the form letters because of their limited options but I am glad that there is a section set aside for a personal note. In the area for free-writing, there was a sweet message. It was by far one of the most personal letters we have had from Madina.
“Please extend greetings from our family to you and yours and that you are a blessing to us. How is Kaya? Please say hello to Luna and that I love them so much. Greeting to Nico, too. We enjoy the letters you send to me. Thanks for the prayers. It is so good that you think about me. I also think about you and pray for you. I didn’t know about the Monarch caterpillars. How are Scruffy and Chauncey? You asked if I know the end of Daniel’s story and it ends when Daniel is victorious and not eaten by lions.”
The other piece of paper that was attached was an added bonus.
“I thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me, may God bless you so much. Thanks for the beautiful Beginner’s Bible. It is lovely and I always read it and share with my friends. [I think she is referring to the Bible Compassion hands out to the children.] May God bless you so much for the beautiful gifts you send to me in the packages. I love the nice stickers and the booklet of the newborn King. [A reference to the coloring booklet we sent a few months ago.] We have had a camp and the theme was from Jeremiah 29:11. I have learned that God cares and has good plans for you, me and everyone. I love you so much, Madina”
I was so blessed by these messages from our little sweetie!
The next letter we received was from Onen, a young man sponsored by our church.
“I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. How are you all doing? I hope all is well with you. I hope you had a great Christmas and I am happy that you went through the New Year alive and I thank God for that! I had a good Christmas because I travelled to my village in Kaberamaido to live with my grandparents. We ate a lot of food and drank soda and I got to play with my long time friends Luke and Michael and Louino Juliet on the New Year. I watched fireworks with my family and had a great time in the village. How did you spend your Christmas and New Year? I would also like to thank you for the pictures and also for the wonderful words that you wrote in the letters. I am glad that Kaya made 11 years. I love you so much and may the Almighty God bless you. I pray that the Almighty blesses you and grants you whatever you desire. I wish you a Happy New Year.”
Another sweet and personal letter that just made me smile! I have been just SO blessed by the letters we receive from our children in Uganda!
What about you? Have you heard from any of your Compassion children lately? Please feel free to share in the comments section of this post!