Bill and I started sponsoring Rachel Kenedy Mbunda through Compassion International in September of last year. We both have her picture in places we will see it every day, and we actively pray for her future. It is so amazing to me that through about $40 a month we can make a huge difference in her life. She is able to pay for uniforms for school, food for her family, after school activities, English classes, and so so so much more. I love being a part of her story.
She has written to Bill and I a few times, and every time we cannot wipe the smiles off our faces. Her sweet little spirit brings me to my knees in prayer. I want her to succeed and I can only hope through our support she can find her worth in her creator, and that she will know that she is an amazing woman created in His image. When we write to her, we encourage her to sing and be creative and study hard and never give up and to always remember we love her and are here for her if she needs us. We hope to meet her one day and provide her with opportunity beyond her dreams. Regardless, we have discussed that her sponsorship would be one of the last things to go if we ever struggle financially. We never want her to feel abandoned.
I love actively giving every month to this little one. She is beautiful inside and out, and I hope through our influence we can encourage her to be comfortable in who she is as she grows up. It is such a unique opportunity to pour into someone.
If you ever want to write to our little one, let me know!
I would love to forward along your letter to encourage and love her.