Dear Sponsor

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As you know, I’ve been participating in Compassion’s blog month. Check out my earlier posts here and here. This week, our final week, the assignment was to write a letter from the perspective of our sponsored child. I’ve been procrastinating this assignment because I have no idea what I’d say. I take that back. I know what I’d say, but it’s not all warm and fuzzy–and I’m afraid to put that in permanent words out here on the Internet. If I were my compassion child, I would struggle with the injustice of it all. Why does she live there while I live here in poverty? But I know that’s not the heart of my sponsor child because I get letters from him. He’s always joyful and thankful and praising God. Wow. What I can learn from my sponsor child.

Anyways, I just gave myself a pep talk that I made this commitment, so I’m going to finish the task. Here goes:

Dear Sponsor,

Thanks for sponsoring me. Life is so different for me than it was before you sponsored me. I get to go to school and learn about the Bible. I have shoes and clothes and food to eat. I used to be scared because I didn’t know what we were going to eat, and mom cried a lot. My feet hurt because I didn’t have shoes even though I walked everywhere. I thank God that you chose me. Things are different now. Mama is happy, and we have enough to eat. My tummy doesn’t hurt anymore…and you should see my shoes!

I enjoy playing with my friends and helping my mom around the house. I also like to play with my baby sister. What games do you like to play?

I really enjoy reading your letters. Your life is very different from mine. It’s hard for me to understand sometimes–why you live there in American and I live here. Sometimes I wish you were here so I could hug you. Or that I could come to America with my family to live near you. It looks very nice in America. I’m always glad to get your letters to see what it’s like there and to know you remember me.

Thank you for praying for me. I am praying for your too. I hope we get to meet sometime soon.

Oh and one more thing. If you have any friends, could you ask them to please sponsor my friend? He really wants to go to school, too. He’s my best friend, ever, and I want him to learn about Jesus too. But right now, he has to help his mom find food for his brother and sister every day. He doesn’t get to go to school. Please, will you ask them to sponsor him? He’s a real good boy. He would write them letters like I write to you!

I pray that God blesses you.


Friends, as of Monday, over 1,000 children still needed sponsors in order to meet the Compassion Blog Month goal. Seriously. Thats a lot! Please click here to get more information and consider sponsoring one of the children you see. They may be Jorge’s friend. It costs about $36 per month which is a little over a dollar a day. What can you sacrifice in order to completely and radically change a child’s life in the name of Jesus Christ? coffee? soda? dinner out? 

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  1. Marie Wettlaufer says:

    We have 1 child with Compassion and 4 with World Vision. I will admit that I prefer the communication and interaction of the compassion organization. We are actually on our second child with compassion…the firstwehad for a few years but apparently her family was doing well enough that the no longer needed support….I really miss the letters from our first child,…I received such a blessing from them! I think she gave much more to me than I did for her!

  2. Katharine Barrett says:

    Hi Mary Beth,
    Stoppping over from Company Girls to say hello, and thank-you for the beautiful reminder…
    Blessings on your day!

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