This is a post I have been dying to make for a few weeks now, but I had to wait for something to come in the mail. And today it did! Today I received my info packet on my new Compassion child, Majoie. And so today I'm going to post about both of my Compassion children, Djamsel and Majoie.
I'm not sure why I haven't already done a post about Djamsel. I never really thought about it until recently.
I started sponsoring Djamsel in April 2011. I only had enough money for one month's sponsorship, and after about two months of looking for a job I hadn't had any luck. However, I felt God was leading me to start a sponsorship, so I went onto the Compassion website to look for a child.
I really had no idea where to start. At any one time, there are several thousand children waiting to be sponsored through Compassion. Thankfully, there are ways you can narrow down the search, and I decided to specifically look at the children will mental or physical handicaps. There were only about twenty of them, and I think I clicked on Djamsel's picture first. The second I saw him, I knew I wanted to sponsor him. He was the child for me.
It took about six months for me to get my first letter from Djamsel. I'd already written to him two or three times. I was ecstatic to finally hear from him, and since then I've gotten several more letters. He calls me "mama Sarah". ;D
I have been sponsoring Majoie for exactly one week today. Once again, beginning her sponsorship was a matter of trusting in God to provide, and I know He will.
This time around, though I considered sponsoring another handicapped child like Djamsel, I instead decided to look at the children who had been waiting the longest for sponsors. The first child to come up was Majoie, and I just fell in love with her. She had been waiting for a sponsor for 257 days.