May 1, 2010

A Letter from Kenya

We received an amazing blessing in the mail this week.  Our first letter from our sponsored child Fred arrived!  I can't really express the feeling of joy this one page of paper brought to our family.
We began sponsoring Fred through Compassion International in March - just before his 7th birthday - and felt so blessed that God was allowing our family to really DO something to make a tangible difference.  To actually BE the hands/feet of Jesus in the life of one small boy.
That has been, and continues to be, one of my most frequent prayers.  That God will somehow, in some way, use me for His purposes in the lives of someone around me.... or around the world in this case.
So our first letter from Fred was written by the translator Cionada, and we are so thankful that Fred is aware of our family and our prayers for him and his family.  He specifically asked us to pray for a younger brother who is ill and we will.  We will write to him soon and will hope to hear from him again before the end of the year.

I know there are many families who sponsor a child... please, take a few minutes to write.  You can do it online through the Compassion website.  It is a small thing, so easy to do and will really matter to your sponsored child.

If you are not a sponsor yet... consider it... there is a link in the sidebar.  Look at those faces from around the world waiting for someone... it could be you.