My name is Michael Kirungi, and I am from Uganda. I was born into a family of 15 children, and for as long as I can remember, we struggled with life because of poverty. But at the age of 10 I was enrolled in the Compassion program, an opportunity that changed my life forever.
When I look back I can tell that my Compassion sponsor Nancy, from Waco, Texas, taught and showed me commitment.
Nancy became my sponsor when I was 13 years old. As a little boy I always enjoyed writing her letters telling her everything that was happening in my life, family and country. I always looked forward to her replies. I was never disappointed. There is not one letter of mine that she didn’t respond to.
I actually kept most of these letters, and I still have them up to this date, I value them so much!
On many occasions when Nancy wrote me letters she always told me that God loves me and He has a great plan for me. She would quote me Scriptures and say a prayer in the letters for me and my family. Her letters expressed her love and her desire to see me grow into a man who feared God.