Yesterday I got a letter in the mail. With today’s world full of email, text messages, facebook, and twitter, the hand-written note is almost obsolete today. In the past few weeks, I have talked to a person in China through Skype, sent a person in Mexico a facebook message, sent texts back-and-forth to friends all over the United States, and corresponded with my five best friends (who live in Nashville, TN; Montgomery, AL; Canton, OH; Cincinnati, OH; and Perth, Australia) on a private message board. In this amazingly fast technological world of communication, I still have one person that consistently writes me hand-written letters.
Yesterday I checked my mailbox at church and saw a letter from Angie. Immediately a huge smile came across my face. Angie is a ten year old Columbian girl who Heather and I have been sponsoring through Compassion International. We have been supporting Angie now for six 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,
Our Heavenly Father’s grace and mercy shall abound in you. I am very well and my family is healthy. Lately where I live it is very hot, because of this, these days we go to the pool and eat ice cream. Because I like a lot the one of rum and raisins, this is my flavor. Do you like ice cream, which flavor? These days I turned 10 years old and I enjoyed one more year of life God has given me. I am in the 4th grade in school. I am doing very well and soon I will enter the 5th grade. The subject I like most is math. When you studied, which subject did you like most? in the project I learn to be in communion with God in prayer, I learn verses and do crafts. Please send me letters and photos, because I desire to hear from you. Do not forget to pray for me and my family because we always pray for you that our Lord Jesus Christ’s peace and love will reign in your home.
I say goodbye with love,
Absolutely precious. The letter also came (like always) with one of Angie’s beautiful drawings.
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 $34 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. $34 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.