Blessed to be a Blessing

I’ve been blessed to sponsor a beautiful, 12-year-old girl from Mexico named Perla for about seven years now. I support her through Compassion International, an organization that seeks to “release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.” The idea is for me to be a blessing to her, but I have to say–she is just as much a blessing to me.

We send correspondence to each other as often as possible, so that we can learn about the circumstances going on in each other’s lives, and can understand how to pray for each other better.

I received a letter from Perla recently, and it really brightened my day. I had been feeling pretty down, but hearing from her and knowing that she was thinking about and praying for me helped to lift my spirits. I would like to share with you the letter that she sent to me. Please take note that the letter has been translated from Spanish to English, so sometimes the wording is a little different.

Hello dear godmother,

I’m very good, thanks to God. I’m glad to know you like to read my letter. Thank you very much for remember my birthday and for been thinking in me, I get very happy when I receive a letter of you, those are always good days.

I sad to know that you haven’t find a job already; I hope you find one soon and your day get better. I’m glad to know that God have help you and I hope he keep doing it. Thank for you prayers and blessings. I send greetings to your family, and especially to you and Roy. May God keep you safe to you and your family. Hugs and kisses.

Perla

The photo at the beginning of this post is a picture that Perla colored for me. “Te quiero mucho” is Spanish for “I love you very much.” It is so special to know that Perla cares for me, and that my support of her makes a positive impact in her life.

If you have ever considered sponsoring a child, I would definitely encourage you to do so. The relationship you can build is something that you will always treasure, and your sponsored child will be as much a blessing to you as you are to them. ❤

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