Nov 1 2008

Amazement

My sponsored child amazes me . . .

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  1. Nov 1, 2008
    at 6:09 am

    (*I know I’m not going to be the only to say this…)

    My children amaze me when they say, “We are praying for you and your family.”

  2. Allen
    Nov 1, 2008
    at 6:45 am

    My sponsored child from Mexico amazed me when, in her first letter, she asked prayer for “los ninos de calle” — the street children in her city.

    The growth of my sponsored children amazes me, when I hear through their letters about how God is working in their hearts and lives.

  3. Nov 1, 2008
    at 7:13 am

    Joan, my sponsored girl from Uganda, amazes me when she repeatedly mentions Jesus and her love for Him.

    Musee, our sponsored boy from Kenya, amazes me because he has such high goals: he wants to be a doctor! I firmly believe he will one day.

    And I’m agreeing with Compassion Dave….when they say they pray for me.

  4. Nov 1, 2008
    at 8:17 am

    Uwizera amazes me when she and her family make incredibly wise uses of the gifts that I send. The tithe is always first on the list!

  5. Nov 1, 2008
    at 11:30 am

    Thayane amazes me with her choice of Proverbs 17:17 as a verse to share with me – and with her tiny precise drawings that adorn the letters.

  6. Nov 1, 2008
    at 11:35 am

    Siriporn amazes me with her accomplishments and strength of character. Her studies and relationships have been very hard in a secular university, but she doesn’t give up, and continues to lean on God for all her needs.

  7. Wendy in Iowa
    Nov 1, 2008
    at 1:59 pm

    …that they and their family’s pray for us. The only thing any of them have ever requested is “will you pray for me and my family?”

  8. Sarah
    Nov 1, 2008
    at 7:25 pm

    My sponsored children amaze me with their love for God and their selflessness. They also amaze with their kind and encouraging words. My sponsored child, Goodness, wrote to me in a letter telling me how she prays God uses me to help other children in poverty. The amazing part is that she is only 6-years-old.

  9. Diantha
    Nov 2, 2008
    at 7:30 am

    I would like to know in how many weeks/months you all got a letter of your sponsor child I am now going for 3 months and did not got any letter of them yet .

  10. Nov 2, 2008
    at 7:43 am

    That depends Diatha–I’d say on average it take 8 weeks for my letter to reach my child. Than another 8 weeks for the his/her letter to get back to me–so you are looking at 3 to 4 months from the time you write a letter until you recieve a letter back from your child.

    Give is some time Diantha (if you are a new sponsor). The letter writing, translating, delivery process takes time. Suffice it to say, the letters are well-worth the wait.

  11. Nov 2, 2008
    at 8:51 am

    Diantha, three or four months may be about average, but I’ve heard of sponsors waiting 6 monts for their first letter.

    Trying to build a relationship with a child far, far away, by correspondence, is a great way to learn “delayed gratification”! :o) Please don’t give up, and feel free to continue writing to your kids as often as you want and are able.

  12. Denise L.
    Nov 2, 2008
    at 9:03 am

    Diantha, don’t get weary of waiting. It is said the first letter can take up to 6 months. Please keep writing – my ‘wait period’ between when I write a letter to Bolivia and when she receives it is 2-3 months, so when she responds, it’s another 2-3 months before I get it. And I’ve heard that the letters are saved up and only go out 3 or 4 times a year from her country, so sometimes I receive two at once written a month apart.

    In Bolivia, the kids are allowed to write every time the sponsor does, not a mere 3 times a year. Therefore, I encourage you to put letters “in the pipeline” so you will not have long waits between letters. (However, I know some countries have not taken up the policy of 1 for 1 letters.) As time goes by, with your relentless letters and your child’s responses, you will develop a close relationship. Just don’t think of it as, “okay, now the ball’s in your court,” waiting for a response before you write again.

  13. Nov 2, 2008
    at 2:18 pm

    by the depth that he speaks of praying for us.

  14. Catherine J
    Nov 2, 2008
    at 11:50 pm

    My sponsored children amaze me with their thankfulness.

    “I am the luckiest girl in the world”

    and

    “I pray for all the children in my project who do not have sponsors”

    are exact quotes from letters I have gotten from two of my girls.

    One of my girls also particularly amazes me with her spirit and determination. I’m sure she’s an LDP student in the making! :)

  15. crystal
    Nov 3, 2008
    at 11:58 pm

    My sponsored children amazing me with their spiritual maturity. They constantly look for ways to help others and grow as leaders in their community. They always ask how they can help and pray for me. They refuse to be victims and are happy, sincere, dedicated warriors deeply committed to “the call”. I honestly believe they CAN change the world.

  16. Nov 13, 2008
    at 6:10 pm

    I am amazed that my child’s family praises God for his healing after an illness, and how thankful they are that Gabriel is sponsored.

  17. Mike Stephens
    Mar 28, 2009
    at 9:04 am

    Daghand salamat sa imong pag-ampo diri kanamo nga gidungoig niya and imong panalangin. Ug dili kini namo kalimtan sulod sa pila ka tuig. Kami kanunay naga-ampo saginod nga hatagan kag kalig-on sa imong pang lawas. ug labi na sa imong trabaho.

    When their father says, “Thank you so much for the prayers you share here in us. God hears you praying. And we can never forget it for our whole entire years. We always pray to God that he will give you strength, good health especially in your work.”

  18. Mike Stephens
    Mar 29, 2009
    at 8:07 pm

    b/c of their faith to trust me in my support of them!!! I hope and pray to not let them down!!!

  19. Mike Stephens
    Apr 12, 2009
    at 9:50 pm

    b/c along with my prayers I believe God provided me with work to go on the Sponsor Tour!!! So their prayers AMAZE me!!! I believe it was a 2-way street. Me praying to God and them praying to God!!! I will never know for sure that’s why it AMAZES me!!!

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