Behind the Scenes: Dipu and Larry
When Compassion International first visited Dipu Roy in 2009, the 9-year-old had been in the program for less than a year. Though grateful for his sponsor’s support, Dipu knew little about his sponsor, other than his name. But on Compassion’s second visit, a teenage Dipu had studied his sponsor’s letters so closely, he knew him as family. Read about Dipu’s sponsor, in his own words:
“My sponsor’s name is Larry. Larry is 70 years old. The interesting thing about Larry is he likes banana and fish most. And my sponsor’s birthday is the 24th of November. And my sponsor’s wife’s birthday is the 13th of May. Her favorite color is pink…and [Larry’s] favorite colors are brown and blue.
Larry was a teacher for 33 years and also served as a pastor. Another thing is, my friend [Larry] asked me to pray for him as he lost his mother at the age of 93 years old. But he is pretty sure that his mother is going to have the heavenly prize.
I really love to have a sponsor from a very distant country. I know that my sponsor loves me a lot and it makes me feel very happy and feel very joyful in my heart. And because of his support and generosity I can continue my study and at the same time I can maintain myself and I can grow up properly.
I want to express my gratitude to [Larry] for being such a lovely friend. I want to just let him know that he is in my prayers always and I always pray to God that he could be in good health. And I have a special request [for Larry] to please let me know about your family more and more.”