A birthday letter
Just when I thought Maycol's last letter was awesome, I received another one from him today written in October, the month of his tenth birthday.
"I write you this time to tell you that I was so utterly happy to receive the present you sent me..."
And guess what he got from me for his birthday? A tee shirt and underwear! "They look very nice and I loved them."
I want to commend Compassion and the local church partners at Maycol's project for helping to select his birthday presents every year and they always credit the sponsor for their wonderful gift ideas. They really know how to bridge the gaps of geographical distance between sponsor and child and postal restrictions by encouraging the children to write to their sponsors and tell them what gifts they receive.
This isn't said often enough but the little things that Compassion does mean the whole world to both sponsor and child. Compassion, insisting on doing what they do all these years in Jesus' name, is the glue that securely seals the friendship between Maycol and I.