Saying Goodbye

I had 2 say goodbye to my 2 most recent Compassion children within a week, one a correspondent and one a sponsored child.

Abnner, from Nicaragua, was my correspondent who I had only gotten to write a few letters to, before I got a call from Compassion. His family situation changed for the better, so I’m very happy for them. I never heard from him yet, of course, but I was praying for him since he was added to my account. So I pray that he and his family will still always know God’s love for them.

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Deysi, from Guatemala, was my newest sponsor child. I just started sponsoring her a little over a month ago, since I’m planning on going to Guatemala next summer. Her parents pulled her from the program, but there was no reason given. She’s so young, and I pray that some of my letters will be able to still reach her and that her parents are open to God as a part of Deysi’s life.

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As sad as it is to say goodbye, it’s part of the life of being a sponsor. When we have to let go of our kids, we can only pray for them and send them some final encouragement in a last letter, and the rest is in God’s hands. It is a bit easier that they are recently added children, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love them. I hope that they always know that they can do great things with their lives.

Introducing Abnner

I may or may not stalk the Compassion site a few times each day in hopes of having a letter come through translation or a new correspondent appear. Well, I was thrilled today to see a new face on my account! And he’s from Nicaragua, a new country for me!

Here’s Abnner’s current and previous photos:

He is 11, but will be 12 in just 6 days! I’m getting a letter to him right away, in hopes that he’ll get it some time soon. I don’t know how fast letters are going through in Nicaragua right now. At least his financial sponsor has been sending him annual birthday gifts, so he will have something special for his day. He hasn’t received a letter in 3 years. That breaks my heart, but it’s definitely about to change! I hope he likes letters, because he’ll get plenty from me 🙂 His parents are now married, and his father is a driver and his mother is a bioanalyst- impressive! He has a large list of interests, including: group games, soccer, bicycling, baseball, marbles, hide-and-seek, cars, running, singing, listening to music, and other ball games. He also plays an instrument- the drums! How I’d love to get to hear him play. I can’t wait to get to know this sweet boy with the kind smile, and I know God has plans in bringing Abnner and I together!