Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A New Correspondent Child (It's a Girl!)

Last week, I emailed Compassion and asked them for a new correspondent child. I asked for a girl from either Brazil, Rwanda, or Uganda.

Today, I logged onto my account and saw a beautiful 16 year old...from Ethiopia. I must say, I wasn't really surprised by this. This will be my 5th child from Ethiopia that was either assigned to me randomly or was assigned to me after I asked for something else specific.

I couldn't help but picture God saying, "Hmm...she asked for Brazil, Rwanda, or Uganda. I know she means well, but I'm going to have to go with Ethiopia again."

God must have some big plans for me and this country. I had never dreamed of a trip to Ethiopia before, but I have to admit that it's on my mind a little bit now.

I am pleased to introduce my new lovely young woman. Meet Enatenesh:

I think she is absolutely beautiful. I love her pretty mint sweater. It's very classy. 

Let's learn more about Enatenesh! 

Age: 16
Birthday: November 17th
Grade in School: 6th (Maybe 7th by now)
School Performance: Average 
Graduation Date: November, 2018

Guardians: Father (Factory Worker) & Mother (Loader and Unloader)

Hobbies: Soccer, Ball Games, Jumping Rope
Chores: Cleaning, Buying/Selling in the Marketplace, Kitchen Help

Enatenesh lives within the capital city of Addis Ababa. More than 173,000 people live in this crowded, bustling area. The regional diet consists of bread. That's it. Really. I can't even imagine that. I can't wait to get writing to her.


  1. Perhaps your next sponsor tour will be to Ethiopia? ;)

    I have a correspondent boy in Ethiopia too. Took 6 months for his first letter and I think it's been lost in the mail. Logged in on June 19th but no sign of it. ;(

    1. It took almost 5 months to hear from my boy Melaku for the first time. Then I got a letter from him the very next month. Now, nothing since May. He graduates at the end of the year, so we'll see what happens between then and now.

      Then, on the flip side, it only took about 4 weeks to hear from Elias and Gemechu. Amazingly fast letters there!

    2. Don't give up hope - it might still arrive. This happened to me with a last letter last year and it did end up arriving. Maybe it's taking the scenic route from Colorado Springs to your house!

  2. Kayla, she IS beautiful! I think there must be a trip to Ethopia in your future. :o)


    1. Perhaps! Most of my kids in Ethiopia will graduate from the program in the next 5-6 years. My oldest will graduate in January. Who knows what will happen in the next 5 years!

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    1. Haha. I knew that there would be 25 when I wrote my sponsorship history post, since I had already asked for her, but I decided not to add her to the list quite yet. But yes, I'm a big fan of numbers that are multiples of 5. And seriously, 5x5=25. It's absolutely perfect. For now...

  4. I love the "for now" comment. I keep saying that & keep adding more haha.

    Shes a beautiful girl, I predict an Ethiopia trip in the next few years ;)

  5. I used to say that my family was done and think I was actually being serious. Well, that was about 10 kids who knows anymore.

  6. She is absolutely lovely!! Congratulations to your new addition :)


  7. She's beautiful!!! And how fun that you're at 25 now!! I've been so tempted to ask for more Compassion kids but I have 21 paper Christmas angels and so I've been trying to wait until after I mail my Christmas batch of letters. Have fun writing to your new girl!!!

    1. Ooh, that would be hard to only give angels to 21 kids. I see new family members joining after September. ;)