This is my first letter from Maria! I started sponsoring her in December.
Maria is 9 and lives in Brazil.
The letter uses the My First Letter template. It says that she lives with her parents and 2 brothers. Her house is located near a school and a church. Her favorite food is beans and rice. The letter says “I was so glad to hear from you. Thanks for choosing me. I’m Christian. I’ll pray for you and your family.” And the verse included is Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
I love this letter! It is simple but very sweet and heartfelt. And the sentence “Thanks for choosing me” makes my heart melt.
Since the beginning of December, I kept feeling called to browse through the waiting children on Compassion’s website. I knew that if I was meant to sponsor one, I would know it in my heart. Night after night, I kept feeling called back to browse, but I never felt that calling to sponsor any of the waiting children. I was unsure where God was going with this, but I trusted and obeyed. I saw amazing and wonderful and loving children, but none of them were “mine”. Finally on December 16th (yes it took that many days), I came across Maria, and the feeling was different. I already have two other sponsored children named Maria and I already have two teen boys from Brazil, but I couldn’t pass this girl up. It was God saying “this is the one”.
Literally days before I was going to be making a trip to the home of Mickey, Maria’s Minnie Mouse shirt certainly helped to seal the deal too. I can’t wait to get to know this girl and see God’s plan unfold!