Saturday, December 15, 2012

updates to my Compassion family

Hello all!

It has been months since I last wrote in here, but it wasn't for lack of desire. My computer has been a real pain as far as accessing Blogspot, but today I found Blogbooster, an app I can use to write blog posts on my phone. Still no pictures, but c'est la vie.

Now, there have been updates to my Compassion family since September. Early in October, Angel was pulled from the program in order to work and help support his family. I had actually been expecting that this might happen, since he had mentioned occasionally having to miss time at the project in order to work.

As it happened, when Angel left, I had my eye on an 8-year-old little boy from the Philippines named Querubin. I was drawn to him because he's below average in school, and again, I like his name (it means Cherub in Spanish). I sponsored him in very short order, and I've already received a first letter from him. Since he's young and having trouble in school, his older half-sister wrote it for him, the first time I've had letters from a child's sibling. Considering he had been waiting more than 6 months, it could be that the first letter was prepared in advance.

In other very cool Compassion news, I received 2 letters at the end of September from Solange in Rwanda, both written in August. I was especially excited to hear that she was able to buy goats with some gift money.

I'm thinking that soon I may have another child to tell you about. In the past week, Compassion has announced that they have 300 children that need correspondents, and I offered to take one on if possible. There was some confusion on my part as to what to say in the e-mail, but hopefully something will come through.

In my next few posts, I will finally be posting about our trip to Bolivia. I will say right now that it was a fantastic trip, so full of blessings and love, and one week was entirely too short. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

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