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Hearts Apart Linked by Love

Posted By Web Team On February 14, 2012 @ 3:42 am In Letter Writing | 8 Comments

across the miles A message of love from the Fancied Freedom [3] blog.

Ever since I knew about Compassion International and their child sponsorship [4] work helping children in impoverished areas of the world, I knew I wanted a child of our own to sponsor. My idea was to find a boy that my son could correspond with, a boy that had something in common with my son.

I waited for the right time – the time when my son was writing so he could start writing his own notes to this boy. Just two months ago was the right time – the exact time.

For it was then that I found only one young boy waiting months to be sponsored who shared the same exact birthday and year with my son…

And I wonder if this [sponsorship] is how it begins – a love for others who are far different yet the same in many ways. A love for others without having even met them. A love for someone who has far less but who gives far more.

It hardly seems a sacrifice to give a small amount monthly to support and encourage our new friend in Nicaragua who writes to share the simple things he enjoys – eating spaghetti, playing baseball and reading about David and Goliath.

For he is 6 and poverty isn’t what he is focused on now that he knows a family in Texas cares and prays for him. And so I pray that this is the beginning of a friendship between children who are separated by countries but linked by the love of a Savior who draws them near.

Read the entire post on [5] Fancied Freedom.


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[3] Fancied Freedom: http://fanciedfreedom.wordpress.com

[4] child sponsorship: http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/default.htm

[5] Read the entire post on: http://fanciedfreedom.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/hearts-apart-linked-by-love/

[6] The Impact of Letter Writing: http://blog.compassion.com/letter-writing-impact/

[7] 20 Letter-Writing Prompts About Family and Current Events: http://blog.compassion.com/20-letter-writing-prompts-about-family-and-current-events/

[8] Spring Is in the Air: http://blog.compassion.com/spring-air/

[9] This One’s for the Men: http://blog.compassion.com/boys-will-be-boys/

[10] Share the Bible With Your Sponsored Children: http://blog.compassion.com/share-bible-sponsored-children/

[11] Six Ways Child Sponsorship Can Change the Life of a Six Year Old: http://blog.compassion.com/six-ways-child-sponsorship-can-change-the-life-of-a-six-year-old/

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