Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Three Precious Teens Lost

Last week, I lost four of my correspondent children, due to an organization having to cancel their sponsorships of a large group of children. I logged into my account and saw four missing names, all of kids I've been writing to for a few years. It's always sad to lose correspondent kids, but it hurts even more when you really have gotten to know them over time.

One of the children that I lost was Chintada. He was the child I was was most upset to lose, because he will be graduating from Compassion in January, so he only has 8 more months in the program. I hated the idea of him graduating without a sponsor and I tried to think of a way to cover his sponsorship, but I could not come up with one, especially after my new sponsorship of Veronica last month. To my amazement, a fellow sponsor offered to pay off Chintada's remaining months in the program and allow me to continue corresponding with him until then. I am truly blown away by her kindness. The community of sponsors really is the greatest group of people I know. Having somebody willingly offer over $300, with no strings attached, to somebody they basically only know over the internet is nothing short of a miracle. I hope that there will be a way, someday, for me to repay this sponsor. I am so excited to continue writing to Chintada, and be able to encourage him as he heads off into the "real word".

However, I must say goodbye to three lovely children. Now that I know they all had the same financial sponsor, I can truly see how wonderful of sponsors they were. All three of these children received regular financial gifts and I received great pictures of gift items that were purchased. They really seemed to be great sponsors. I bet that they are heartbroken that they had to cancel these sponsorships. The economy truly is hurting many people.

I wish the best to Abbas, Elias, and Swapna. I will continue praying for them and their futures!


  1. I'm sorry to hear this. Earlier this year I lost six correspondents in two months. It was heartbreaking.

  2. I think that I'm up to 40 lost kids in less than a year. It is really tough! I am so glad that you are able to continue writing to Chintada, though!

    1. 40?! I've only lost like 10 kids in 5 years. 40 is so many! I didn't even know that was possible. I am so sorry for all your lost kids.

  3. I'm sorry you lost so many kids! We lost one in this group. But praise God about His provision for Chintada! I'm praying all these kids are sponsored quickly.