Today I received my first Compassion letter out of Ecuador that was written after the earthquake that struck the country in April. It was from Edison, my correspondent friend who is now 21. I met him and his family in 2013 (but I'm not sure if he remembers that!)
I'm going to share almost the entire letter with you because it really shows what a difference Compassion and the local church are making in his life, and how he is growing and maturing spiritually:
Dear Sponsor, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wish you success in your personal life. May God help you in every moment and may your dreams and goals in life be the best for you. I want to tell you that I feel sad so far due to the earthquake which moved our country the last month. I felt afraid for a moment because I thought that God punished us for sinning very much, but it was not so. It was a moment to test how supportive we are.
I also tell you that we are prepared in my community. My family is prepared for everything although the big scare. All the members of my family are healthy. We celebrated Mother's Day at the project. We made an excellent program. Mothers reconciled with their children and we gave a cake with ice cream to all the people.
Although my disability, I have faith that I will never lack support from good persons who help us every time in order to save my health. I know that God will bless all of us with love, friendship and blessings. With faith, I will let the Holy Spirit be in my heart forever. I wish everything you have in life will be for the honor and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for everything. Amen.