Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The True Importance of Child Sponsorship

Several joys accompany translating sponsor letters for Caroline's Promise: the satisfaction of successfully...or semi-successfully... understanding what the letter says; learning more and more Spanish words and phrases; being helpful; and ultimately, being able to convey the beautiful thoughts the children feel towards their sponsor.

I think we as sponsors often forget how much a relationship with these kids means to them. The monetary support matters immensely; however, to the people of Guatemala, the bonds between us go much deeper than that. 

 But who could tell you that better than the kids themselves? Here a few, of the many, things sent to sponsors that served as a personal reminder to me, as I'm sure they will to you, of how important partnership in Guatemala truly is. 

"I want to tell you that you are like a second mom to me."

"Nothing is more important than you guys coming."

"The truth is that you all are a grand blessing."

"You all are always in my prayers, and I ask God to guard you."

"You have formed a part of my part."

"Everyday I ask God to protect you all and put a band of angels around you and your family."

"Thank you for your unconditional help, what you do for us is incomparable."

"You have come to be a figure of motivation and inspiration for me."

"I thank you because everyday you think about and pray for me, as I do for you."

Isn't it amazing that we get to have such an impact on their life, yet they're the ones that end up changing our lives...and it is through messages like these and special moments that we are so blessed to have with them. 

If you do not yet sponsor a child from Guatemala, check out our child sponsorship page here for more information.