Monday, June 10, 2013

Mail Call Monday!

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

This past week, we were blessed to find two Compassion letters in our mailbox!

The first was from our little Madina in Uganda.


Madina drew a picture of a school using bright colors for the doors, windows and roof.

With the help of CDC staff, Madina thanks us for the letters and tells us that she always “admires reading them”. She says that they have interesting pictures that she enjoys.

In response to letters we sent out in March about mail in our area, Madina tells is that they do not have mail boxes near by. She doesn’t answer the questions we asked about how letters are delivered to her development center, but it is nice to see at least a reference to our letter.

Madina then commented on the letter we sent about snow activities. She says, “I am happy to hear about a skis, I have never seen it.” During the winter we sent pictures of the girls trying out some cross country skis. I do wonder what our Ugandan girlie thought about all of the snow!

The other letter we received last week was from Elin Xiomara in El Salvador.


It must be a universal thing. I smile when I see how Elin draws tiny circles to dot her eyes.

This is our second letter from Elin who was assigned to us as a correspondent in December. When she appeared on our account, I emailed Compassion to ask how often she had received letters. I was told that the last letter she had received was in 2008 and letters before that had not come frequently at all.

So, when I read through Elin’s letters, tears came to my eyes.


It just touches my heart – her statement that she never imagined she would see us in photographs. 

By now, she has not only seen us in photos, but also our pets, our hobbies, our friends, our church and much more.  I cannot wait to hear what she thinks of all of those pictures and letters.

I am so happy to have the chance to write to these children and share a bit of ourselves through words and pictures. It really is just such a blessing!

What about you? Have you heard from any of your compassion children lately? I’d love to hear about your letters!