Introducing Revathi!

United with Hope is the organization I sponsor Ramya through. As photos have been posted lately (and we get lots of photos!) a face had been catching my eye. Revathi, a new child to the program, stole my heart. The more I found more photos of her, the more I couldn’t resist her and knew I had to sponsor her. Revathi is 5, lives in India, and looks like she has a very fun personality! Sponsorship of children through United With Hope’s Happy Hearts program, which is where Revathi attends, is only $10 a month, but means so much to the children who attend!


Here are more photos of this sweet girl!








Letter from Luna with a Photo!

I received the thank you letter and photo from the family gift I sent to Luna’s family 6 months ago. I just adore this girl!


Luna is 14 and lives in Colombia.

“Hello Godmother, may God’s blessing be shed in your life every day. I wish you are very healthy. I would like to know: how are you? I tell you that my family and I are very well. I am studying in 7th grade at a different school than last year. I have new friends and I am very happy to study so I can turn into a professional. I want to use this moment to thank you for your nice present. I liked a lot the clothes, the quilt that looks very pretty on the bed, the dinner service you sent me is also very pretty, the set of glasses, and the plastic chair. Godmother, thank you from my whole heart for looking after my wellbeing. My family also thanks you. My mom is very happy with the pretty dinner service. Godmother, you are very important in my life and family. I ask God to always bless you and guard you. I ask you to always include me and my family in your prayers. I give you this Bible verse: Isaiah 58:11. I say goodbye with a lot of love and affection, Luna”


I’m so excited to see her mom and little brother in this photo! Luna looks really happy. I’m glad that they were able to get a variety of items and things that they wouldn’t normally be able to get, and that her mom got some nice dining ware that she’s happy with. Her words are so sweet and sincere, and she just completely has my heart. My birthday twin Luna has been special to me from the beginning, but I love her even more with each letter. I am praying for Compassion to offer a summer group trip to Colombia so I can go visit her!

Letter from Angeles with a Photo

Back in the spring, Peru had some terrible floods that did a lot of damage, including destroying the home of Angeles and her family. They lost everything, and so of course I sent a family gift. I was so happy to receive a letter last week to see what they were able to buy with it!


Angeles is 8 and lives in Peru.

“Dear sponsor, I greet you in the name of the Lord Jesus to tell you that I am in good health and hope you are too, in the company of your family. I would like to tell you that it’s super hot in the place I live. I’m enjoying my school break. Thank you for the money for the reason of family gift. We could buy a plastic table with four chairs and a pair of shoes which we are very happy with. How is your vacation going? I ask you to pray for my parents so that they get to know God. I say goodbye with a big hug from the distance. Angeles”

I have so many emotions reading this letter. To see this nice new, sturdy table and chairs that they were able to purchase fills me with joy. It’s the biggest blessing to be able to be connected with these children and their families and use my money to directly help others. I can’t imagine a better way I could have used the money that provided this table and chairs along with the pair of shoes that were probably very needed but very low on the family’s budget list. Being in families’ homes in Guatemala, plastic tables and chairs are the standard, but I didn’t see any in as good of shape as this, so I know it will last them for a long time. I’m also so proud of Angeles. She’s clearly very bright for her age, having written her own letters for some time with beautiful handwriting and spelling. I didn’t know before this that her parents hadn’t accepted God into their hearts, but I know that with her grace and light, God will work through Angeles to reach them. I’m so excited to be a part of this special girl’s life for many more years to come!

New Photo and Letter from Oxford!

When I got the email that I had a new letter from Oxford to view, I also saw the happy surprise that his photo had updated! My little guy is growing up! The new photo is with the green shirt.

Oxford is 6 and lives in Ghana.

The letter uses the My Typical Week template. Oxford typically gets up at 5am and typically goes to church and school each morning. In the afternoon, he typically plays with his friends, and in the evening he typically does his homework. Oxford typically goes to sleep at 8pm and his favorite day of the week is Sunday because he goes to church. The letter says “Pray for my parents to get money, says Oxford.” And then it lists the responses to questions I asked him in a past letter that don’t make much sense out of context 😉


Photo Friday- Photos of Ramya

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted updated photos of Ramya, but I still receive them a few times a month! Since there are SO many, here are some of my favorites!

Ramya is 6 and lives in India.


These are my absolute favorites- I love her personality coming through! ❤

With a raincoat and hygiene kit I ordered for her.

With a letter I sent her.


Ramya’s family with their Christmas gifts.




She’s definitely little Miss Personality!