Blogger Month is almost over at Compassion International. There’ve been so many great posts raising awareness of impoverished children. As of Monday Sept 24th, nearly 2,300 new children had sponsors! But there are so many more who need help.
Hello Mrs Susan’s friends,
My name is Alexandra and I live in the mountains of El Salvador in a village named Jerusalem. I live at home with my mama, Carolina. I have a little sister named Ligia and my new baby brother, Jose Fernando! I asked Mrs Susan to pray that my little brother will grow healthy and strong.
Our house has two rooms with beds, and a metal roof. The kitchen is outside because of the smoke, and there is a garden nearby with a lemon tree and a nance tree. Nance is a delicious tropical fruit.
My birthday is coming soon. On October 17th, I will be 10 years old. Last year on my birthday, I got a special treat – $25 from Mrs Susan’s family! I used the money to buy chicken, rice, oil, sugar, soup and milk. And macaroni! It was a great blessing to my family.
I like my small community. There is a park where I play with my friends. There is also a city hall, and a place where families can go to take showers. It is called a “Nacimiento” and it is very nice.
I also like to go to the Compassion International Student Center. The name of the center is “Amor y Fe” which is Spanish for “Love and Faith” and I get help with my schoolwork. Doctors come there sometimes to give medical care and information so we can stay healthy.
Something else exciting happened at Amor y Fe: I learned to use the sewing machine to make tablecloths!
I also learn about Jesus at Amor y Fe. I go to church each week with my family, and we remember Mrs Susan in our prayers always. We ask God to bless her and her loved ones very much.
Goodbye to you now, with much love in Jesus Christ!
Some of those lines were copied verbatim from recent letters. Alexandra is so sweet and she often asks me to pray specifically for their safety. Central America is full of drug runners and human traffickers, and with the high unemployment rate in El Salvador, people are desperate. She’s too young to understand a lot of that, but she understands there is danger.
She also understands that it’s helpful to PRAY, and she closes every letter asking me to pray for her and her family.
My little Alexandra is just one of thousands of impoverished children in the Compassion International arena. For less than $40 a month – the cost of dinner at a restaurant – you can make a huge difference in the life of a child.
Won’t you consider sponsoring a Compassion International child?