Letter’s in the Mail! I recently received a letter from my mom’s Compassion International sponsored child, Edith, from Ecuador. She is in 10th grade (age 16), and she hopes to be a veterinarian one day. She writes that she would like to go to a university in Guayaquil, which has a specialty in veterinary science.
Her prayer request is that her family would be able to stay together in the Lord’s way. I am not sure exactly what she means by this, whether her parents are having issues in their marriage or that she is concerned that her siblings are growing up and they will not be able to stay close. It may even mean that she is concerned that not all of her family members are saved and in a relationship with Christ. In any case, I will be praying for her and her family. Please pray with me for her family that they all come to know Christ as Lord and Savior and that they would be able to still be close to one another.
She also wrote about her pets and animals that she likes. She likes animals, which adds to her willingness to learn veterinary science. She had previously written about a donkey, but now it is either dead or has been given away to a family member. However, she has other pets.
She wrote on two pages of paper this time, and the translators only translated the first page. Thankfully, I have Google Translate to help out. She also writes that her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
What fears did you have when you were in high school? What helped you overcome those fears? Did anyone give you encouragement that was helpful in overcoming those fears?
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Please consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International. By sponsoring a child through Compassion International, you can help a child receive education, food, clothing, medical care, and an opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only does Compassion International sponsorship help the child, it helps the whole family! Parents and guardians of the children get basic training to begin businesses. Sponsorship helps the family and the community become independent, and all of this works through the local church. Child sponsorship through Compassion International is $38 per month for one child; there is only one sponsor per child. You can help leave a legacy of Christ’s love in the lives of people around the world all through child sponsorship.