Dear New Sponsor,
I’ve waited so long. So very long. I wondered what was wrong with me that nobody cared. I had almost lost hope.
But then you reached out all the way across the world. You said you love me. And I cry. My mother cries, too. We cry because we are happy now.
It’s been so hard since my father was killed. My mother said he would have died from the sickness he had and that maybe it was good that now he doesn’t suffer any more. He had a lot of sores on his body, and he was in a lot of pain.
Today I had to walk far to get and carry water back to our hut. There were two men who stared at me, and it scared me. It scared me because some men took my sister, and we don’t know what they’ve done with her. I ran and spilled much water. I don’t know if they were bad men or good men. But it still scared me.
Lots of girls in my village have disappeared, and my mother tells me that men do bad things to them. We would like you to pray that we can find my sister and that bad men don’t take me, too.
Because of you, I think our lives will be much better now. I go to school, and my favorite subject is reading. I like to jump rope with my friends and play soccer sometimes, but mostly I like to draw pictures of animals. Someday I’d like to write stories and maybe be a teacher.
I go to church and Sunday School now, too. I love to learn about Jesus and sing songs about Him.
Please pray for my mother. She works very hard in the field when she can, and she has a very bad cough. I try to take care of her, but it scares me that something will happen to her and I will be all alone.
I am glad that God sent you to help us. You have what my pastor calls compassion. I pray for you every day.
God bless you.
Your Sponsored Child
These girls have been waiting a very long time for a sponsor. They also live in areas affected by AIDS and with a higher risk of exploitation and abuse. Won’t you visit them and say a prayer for them?
Gladys (today is her birthday)