Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Introducing Daniel and Maycol

Daniel and Maycol came into my life when I decided to support two other children with Compassion after Hamisi.

Both Daniel and Maycol are from Colombia, a country where drug trafficking is a serious problem. Common health problems in Daniel and Maycol's areas include respiratory disorders, bronchitis, and malnutrition.

Daniel lives with his father and mother. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home. There are two children in the family and Daniel is responsible for cleaning around the house. Playing with toy cars, playing ball games and reading are Daniel's favourite activites. Daniel's performance in school is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Maycol makes his home with his father and mother. Making beds, running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His father is employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are two children in the family. As part of Compassion's ministry, Maycol participates in Bible class. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is above average. Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are Maycol's favourite activites.


Boring plaster

I received a letter from Maycol this week and among other things he told me he fell down on the street in June and had a heavy cast on his left arm which was boring! Months usually pass before the letters get translated, forwarded, and delivered. I wish it hadn't been so long before I got the news, and it'd be another 3 months or so before my words could reach back to Maycol. But being able to exchange letters with him and the other boys several times a year does foster a closer bond between us. I have yet to hear about other child sponsorship programs that makes it as special as Compassion does.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Amazing Grace said...

How proud is it to have kids..not just one..But 3! I used to have 1 but until he left the village and world vision has stop following up his cases. Keep up the good job in sponsoring the needy....

October 23, 2006 9:16 PM  
Blogger *adelaine said...

TS, you are really doing a great thing. ;) i promise i'll follow your giant footsteps soon.

October 25, 2006 11:55 PM  
Blogger therese said...

Wow, you're a dad of 3 now :o)

November 06, 2006 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Fedelia said...

The boy sounds so cute. I think he meant his life became boring with the plaster on. Hehe!

It's quite nice to be able to be able to communicate with the kids that you sponsor huh? Mebe an excuse for you to pick up spanish too??

:) Keep up the good work!

November 07, 2006 12:45 PM  
Blogger Tin Soldier said...

I tried to use some Spanish in my previous letters to the boys but 'hola' and 'como estas' seem to be my limits. The only other Spanish word I know but wouldn't apply is 'hasta la vista, baby!'

These children have a way of melting your heart by what they share with you in their letters. They are able to make do with the grim circumstances around them and make you think they are the happiest children in the world. You can't help but feeling that it's them who are helping you along in life.

November 07, 2006 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Shay said...

:) Keep us posted about them.

December 28, 2006 5:51 PM  

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