Well October seems to have disappeared, and we’re now in cold, wet November. All the more reason to spread some joy will Compassion Family!
I received ten letters this month! I heard from Adner, Blessing, Chelsea, Evis, Irabizi, Nova, Rahul and Soniya. I also received first letters from Cindy and Pim!
I was so overwhelmed with the number of photo updates I was blessed with this month – three beautiful new photos!
The first update I received was of one of my handsome Colombian boys – seven year old Jose! Here he is aged five, and now at aged 7! I love his smile!
The next photo update I received was of my beautiful sister in Kenya – eighteen year old Dorcus. This was so special because I’ll be meeting her in around three weeks’ time! Here she is aged 14, 16 and 18!
Two of my children celebrate birthdays in October. The first is the sweet girl that is sponsored by my whole family. Our precious Elizabeth in the Dominican Republic turned nine years old on October 21st!
This month was a wonderful cause for celebration. On October 19th, I got to celebrate my sponsorship with Krisna – I’ve been sponsoring him for three whole years! And what a wonderful three years it has been! I feel so blessed to be getting to know this sweet, gentle boy, and I’m so excited to be watching him grow.
I’ve been completely blown away this year by how God has been growing my Compassion family. What started off as one little girl in Indonesia over three and a half years ago has multiplied beyond my wildest dreams! This month, I had the beautiful opportunity to welcome two more precious little ones into my family.
The first is a beautiful new correspondent child from Thailand. Her name is Jantana and she is twelve years old.
The second new addition to my Compassion family is actually a new sponsored child..! I’ve had the blessing of being able to get to know Amanda over the last couple of years, and her heart for Honduras has always stirred something in me to partner with God in all that He is doing in this country. Amanda began trying to find sponsors for some children from a Compassion centre in Honduras that was especially close to her heart, and one of the girls’ stories just broke my heart. After a lot of prayer, I decided to sponsor beautiful eleven year old Yolanda.
There is just a couple more weeks until I travel to Kenya to meet my beautiful sponsored child, eighteen year old Dorcus! Please be praying that all final preparations go well (particularly that my passport and visa arrive back quickly!) and that every aspect of the trip is all that God wants it to be.