Below is the letter one of our children wrote to his sponsor thanking him for his sponsorship: “To this moment, you are like a father to me because of how far you have brought me. I can now do something small for the community with the little knowledge that I have. Every moment, I walk around the village and everyone sees me as an important and valuable person. It is all because of you. You have made me who I am and that is why I have all the reasons to call you dad.”
The response from his sponsor is beautiful and gives me pause to give thanks for the two-way street these relationships are.
|Date: January 13, 2016 at 5:52:35 AM PST
To: ‘Emily Huff’ <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: letter to you from BonifaceI was filled with joy to read this letter. I have a very stressful job and am always thinking about whether it is worth it to remain at my current place of employment. But this letter, and similar letters full of love and gratitude, help me stay the course and see a bigger purpose at my job other than paying the bills at home. Praise the Lord for Children of the Kingdom for not only blessing children and youth in Turkana, but for blessing the sponsors as well.