Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This is Family

Today as I opened the mailbox I saw one of my favorite things...a cream colored envelope from Compassion International.

I opened the letter to find that it was from my compassion daughter, Ruth, in Uganda. Ruth often sends me verses of encouragement and has shown through her letters that she is wise beyond her years. Although her words are always inspiring, what I read today brought tears to my eyes. Today her words reminded me of the Father's love for us.

The letter I recieved today was written just before the new year. Ruth told me that on the morning of December 28, 2012, her family and a few friends gathered in their home to pray for me. The thought alone of this precious girl and her family gathering to pray on my behalf blew me away. But what really amazed me was the date. With the time difference, Ruth along with her friends and family gathered to pray for me early on December 28, 2012 in Uganda, which here in California was the evening of December 27th... the day that I said goodbye to my grandfather.

As I sat in my little corner of the world mourning the loss of one of the most influential people in my life, unknowingly, my sweet Compassion family on the other side of the world was lifting me up in prayer.


I cannot say enough what a blessing sponsorship has been in my life. If the children I sponsor experience just a fraction of the blessing I have, I am confident their lives will never be the same.

If you would like to experience a taste of this blessing, or add another blessing to your Compassion family, I am advocating on behalf of a little boy named Alfred from Burkina Faso who needs a sponsor. You can follow this link to my Compassion page where you will find more information about Alfred...but I must warn you, once you see his sweet little face it may be impossible to turn back.

Are you ready for Alfred to change your life?


Hannah H. said...

I love that Ruth gathered with friends and family to pray for you! What a precious relationship you have with her. I'm still in touch with my first sponsored child, Shamim, who is also from Uganda!! She is a sister to me. I hope that even when Ruth graduates, that you also will be able to keep in touch with her!!

annabelle said...

I love the letters I get from my Roses in Haiti!!

I went through the Uganda tour with Compassion's Change Tour last week. It really was eye opening. I mean, I read about extreme poverty every day, and consider myself a well-informed sponsor, and it still wowed me.

annabelle said...

It was the toothbrushes that got me. . . if you haven't heard of it :)

Joyful said...

This is a sweet post. I too look forward to getting letters from my Compassion kids. Enjoy your weekend.