I am old

Gospel for Brazil has a child sponsorship program called Seed of Hope in which folks can provide for the welfare of children living in extreme poverty in the interior of northeastern Brazil.

One of the perks of the program is that the sponsor is able to send letters, cards and photos to their sponsored child and create a relationship with the child. On this trip I am hand-carrying a load of such letters to the kids.

As I flew down I was translating letters and came across this one:

Hello Luis,

My name is Charlotte. I am glad to sponsor you!

I am old — like your aunt or grandmother. I used to teach children at school. Now I am retired.

I live alone. I have no children. My family have all gone to heaven to live with God.

I am happy to have you. I pray for you each night.

God bless you!

I am not ashamed to tell you that this touched me to the point of tears. Who is helping who here?


6 responses to “I am old

  1. patrickandchristy

    Me too Joe! I was laughing and crying at the same time I was so happy and touched. Charlotte lives in Christy’s hometown and she has such a sweet spirit.

  2. patrickandchristy

    GFB is touching lives on both sides of the mission because it is so centered in God’s Will.

  3. Joe, can you send me the information on this. I think I have a daughter who would love to do this.

  4. Paul Sonderman

    What a sweet letter and post. Uplifting. Thanks.

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