Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Singing in the rain

Ooh I love rainy days. I like to sit on the couch and watch Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds fall in love to perfectly harmonized and choreographed song and dance. Buuuuuuttt.....today I'm at the clinic. Seeing conjunctivitis and "fever."


Last night we sat down at the dinner table and wrote letters to our Compassion sponsored children. Palanisamy (India) has grown so much since we first sponsored him 4 years ago! We love receiving letters from him from all the way around the world. He asked in his most recent letter that we'd pray for his final year exams that took place in April. Samson (Kenya) writes to us in English which is a real treat! He's Maasi, which was explained to me by a formerly sponsored child from Kenya as a noble people who hunt respectfully and care for the land. There's also Mukantwari (Rwanda) who suffered from a seizure the day I left for Haiti in January. No more news on her recent health. Elshadai (Tanzania) is our latest sponsored child, and besides having a strong name, his father is a church worker.

Ilder Geovanny is the newest addition to our Compassion family. Although we don't financially support him (he has a financial sponsor elsewhere), we write him letters. Ilder is one of the many children who doesn't receive letters from his sponsor. The 1:1 sponsorship through Compassion is part of what makes it so special. There is a higher drop out rate from the program by kids who aren't written to at least twice a year. They also have a 40% lower success rate in school.

If you'd like to become a correspondent to a Compassion child, you can use the "contact us" link on their website to be assigned. You can use this link to get there and to sponsor a child! (You may have to copy paste...)


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