Have you ever wondered if your sponsorship really mattered? Does your relationship with your sponsor child really make a difference? How are you impacting your sponsor child’s life….
Building a relationship is hard work, even harder when you must do it through writing letters and language barriers.
Take a moment to read this beautiful story and allow it to inspire you! Keep writing those letters and praying for your sponsor child. You may not get to see the fruit of your prayers with your own eyes, but we can be confident that God is hearing and answering our prayers according to His timing and will! It matters!
Bonnie has been a faithful sponsor in Colonia LightShine for 11 years. She has had a few sponsor children over the years, but one that grew into a lasting relationship. Bonnie tells her story like this:
I came to Chihuahua in 2010 with my church on a mission trip to serve in the ministry of LightShine. I had begun sponsoring a child, Tania, and was looking forward to meeting her in person. It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed getting to know a little more about Tania’s life and the world she lived in. During that same visit to LightShine, I met a young man, Emanuel, in middle school, who would capture my heart for years to come. Through an interpreter I told him that I would be praying for him and keeping an eye on him and that I would see him on my next visit. He took a braided cotton bracelet off his wrist and put it on mine. Somehow, God linked our hearts that day eleven years ago.