Archive for November 18, 2009

Yesterday I checked my mailbox and saw that I got a letter in the mail. With today’s world full of email, text messages, facebook, twitter, and myspace, that hand-written note is almost obsolete today.

When I saw the letter, I immediately got a huge smile came across my face. It was a letter from Angie. Angie is an eight year old Columbian girl who Heather and I have been sponsoring through Compassion International. We have been supporting Angie now for four years. Her letters, which she now writes herself (when we started her mom or dad had to write them), make my day.

Here is yesterday’s letter (they translate literally – just in case it sounds funny):

Dear Brian Cromer,

I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  my family is doing well; thanks be to God! We attend church on Sundays at 5pm. We gather together with other people on Wednesdays at 6pm and we talk about God. Sometimes we have ice cream after the meetings. Sometimes we have ice cream on Saturdays and we go swimming. I am happy! Thank you for your letters. I want you to know that I love you so much. I am 8 yrs old. I am in third grade. My family says hello! Do you like animals? I say goodbye. May our Lord keep you safe.

Love,

Angie

Absolutely precious. The letter also came (like always) with one of Angie’s beautiful drawings. Check it out…

I have never seen Angie face-to-face. I have never heard her voice. Even still, I love her with all my heart. I pray for her everyday and I know that an eight year old Columbian girl is praying for me everyday.

For only $38 a month you can make the same lasting impact on a child and develop a relationship like this. I implore you to seriously think about partnering with Compassion International to make an eternal difference in a child’s life. $38 a month is nothing for most of us – simply don’t go out to eat after church for one Sunday. For more information on how you can sponsor a child like Angie, CLICK HERE.