As I grew up, I came to see my sponsor as a close friend I could fully trust. She told me about her work, friends and her life at church, and I told her everything about what was happening to me at school and in my family.
When I was a child, I knew I had few opportunities to communicate with my sponsor, so I always tried to make each letter count. I wanted Amy to feel all my love through my words and drawings.
My sponsor’s postcards and greetings had the power to light up my smile in periods when I felt down or worried due to personal problems or family difficulties. They still do!
These are the words I’d love to say to my sponsor
Amy has been a great blessing not only in my life but also to my whole family.
Her encouraging words and the financial support she has given us have been of great help to my parents in covering our home’s basic needs. She helped them buy food supplies, shoes and clothes for the winter.
If I could have Amy in front of me, I honestly think words would fall short to express how thankful I am to her and how happy her letters, advice and gifts have made me feel over the years.
I would simply tell her that I love her, and I would thank God for her life since she has greatly enriched mine.
Without a doubt, Amy’s words of affirmation and motivation over the years have been fuel to my soul and have helped me become the person I am today.
Thanks to Compassion’s program, the church, my family and my dear sponsor, I can see myself today as a valuable, beloved young woman who is capable of achieving all her goals.