Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome, Emanuel!

Hi everyone! I apologize for the lack of recent blog posts once again. Lots of things going on as my college days are coming to an end, and the mail has been quite slow lately. But I do want to introduce you to the newest member of my Compassion family!

One night a couple weeks ago I got a text from my younger brother. I've mentioned Compassion to him before but mostly just leave him alone about it because I didn't think he was interested. But this text said "Hey, are ya still with Compassion? Cuz I think I'm gonna sponsor a kid if ya can set me up."

I was so excited! At the same time, people had been posting information on the Compassion Sponsors/Correspondents Facebook page about a little boy named Emanuel who had been waiting over two years for a sponsor! He is 6 years old and lives in Bolivia. He has an adorable smile, and shares the same birthday as me! I was pretty sure this was meant to be, but I sent his information to my brother and let him make the decision. And, he decided to sponsor Emanuel! And he doesn't think he'll have time to write, so I am now Emanuel's correspondent :)

Here he is!

There is a letter from me on the way to him right now. His long wait is over! I can't wait to get to know him and see what God is going to do in his life!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Update from Rosalie!

Hi everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted, and I apologize for that. School has been crazy lately!

Today I got an extra-special letter from Rosalie, my sponsored child in the Philippines. Her mom told me that she participated with her classmates in a Song and Dance Competition at her school in December. And she sent me two pictures of Rosalie at the competition!

Lots of colorful ribbons--looks like fun!

And of course, a peace sign picture :)

I'm glad to see that Rosalie is having fun at school. She struggles with a learning disability, so I'm sure that sometimes school can be a challenge for her. At the moment, writing full sentences is a challenge. But in this letter her mom said that she can now write the letters of the alphabet. I'm so proud of her!

Also, she wrote me this message at the end of another letter I got recently: