Thursday, November 3, 2016

Three New Correspondent Children

The other day, on Facebook, a group of sponsors was talking about what our "limit" on correspondent children. I mentioned something about how I've had several "limits". I wanted 5 kids, then 10, then 25, then 50 and now I've even gone above and beyond that. The more kids I have, the more I feel in my heart that I can write to more and more. And believe it or not, I have a personal connection with all of them. I know their family members names (what they've told me anyway), their favorites, their plans for the future, etc. Ever since I was a teenager, I've known that I have been blessed with the gift of connecting with children. When I have a classroom of 20 children, I know all of their names within an hour. I remember these students names, birthdays, siblings names, etc, for years and years after they have left my classroom.

God has truly made me able to understand children. Which, to be honest, is pretty great, because I'm not so great at connecting with adults.

But, back to the point, I've decided that I no longer will try to limit myself. If I feel that tug to write to more kids, I will ask to be put on the waiting list. End of story.

I have several requests on the list right now. I decided that I want to have, at least, one child from every country that Compassion works in. I accidentally sent one of the emails twice (haha) so I'm on the list for three more than I "planned", but oh well.

Over the last week or so, I received three of these children and I want to introduce them to you today. Meet:

7 Year Old Prity from East Indonesia

5 Year Old Djimitri from TG-661


16 Year Old Joel from Mexico


  1. Congrats on your new kiddos! And I feel you on not placing those limitations anymore. I figure I'll stop when I start feeling overwhelmed (which hasn't happened yet!) but as long as I am able, why should a child wait to receive a letter? :)

  2. What cute new faces!! I have the same theory that you and Jessi have... I used to try to cap my number but I find I always have a heart for one more and then one more!! I love that you have a Joel...what a great name!!