Remember all those amazing cards you helped us make for Compassion International kids in Ecuador? The ones who don’t have sponsors?
They arrived! In person! in Ecuador! Here’s the first hand account from Brianne Mullins who is on the DaySpring/Compassion team:
Sponsored children receive letters from their sponsors. Unsponsored children do not.
Andrea, one of the Compassion workers and our translator, told me that the only time there is a true distinction between a child who is unsponsored and a child who is sponsored is when letters are handed out. It’s a little bit like the unsponsored children are wearing scarlet letters.
This Christmas things are different. We came to Ecuador to hand deliver the Christmas cards you created for the unsponsored children.
To date your Christmas Cards have been delivered to the Embajadores de Dios Student Center and the Nuevo Amanecer Student Center! Some of the facilitators at other centers have already gone to the Compassion Ecuador office to pick up cards for their centers as well!
Now, I’m going to be honest: handing out the cards has been a little awkward for me. It seems that the children don’t quite know what to make of them, at first. They examine them carefully, watching as I hand cards out to the other children, and then quietly compare their cards with the other kids in the room.
But then there’s a change. I start hearing their little voices mumbling and I look around to see that they’re reading their cards. Each face wearing a very intent and serious look as they grasp their cards and read them aloud.
After the children read their cards they walk around, waving them in the air, excited to have received a letter!
I can’t express what truly beautiful moments these have been. You’ve caused such great joy and excitement and I believe the cards caused such a stirring in their little hearts. I never saw one card abandoned or laid down. They clung to them, they waved them in the air, and they read them over and over.
Thank you for making this possible.
Ahhh…so cool. I was shocked to see my card being held by some of the children in your photos…wow! Thanks for sharing the experience and can’t tell how inspiring this has been. It always feels good to give to others and even better when you know that it can/does help make somewhat of a difference.
Lisa-Jo @thegypsymama says
Oh no WAY! Too cool. I was looking closely myself, hoping ours might be in the photo 🙂 That would be so fun to see!
Holley Gerth says
Beautiful! So glad I got to be part of this. Thanks for delivering the cards, Brianne!
Thank you all for hosting this card drive. It was a joy to take part in and a blessing to see some of the results here!!
I second the first comment! One girl is holding the card we made!!! I see our family in the tree and again in the 2nd photo, on the far left, she’s showing the inside photos of our kids. This totally makes my day to see them receive the cards and the video is just precious and really gives you a small glimpse into these beautiful childrens’ lives. Thank you for your generosity and encouragment to do something, even so small, for someone that you don’t even know. God Bless YOU!
Oh my goodness! I am crying tears of joy here. The little girl in the video who is reading her card is reading one of the cards that I sent! That is the letter that I wrote! What a blessing it is to see the face and hear the voice of the little girl who received my card!
Lisa-Jo @thegypsymama says
Jeri @godsdreamsforme says
We missed this opportunity, but I’m so appreciative to see all those who participated. It touched my heart to read how some children are still unsponsored. There must be so many. Praying for more sponsors.
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