Then this year, another of my favorite bloggers, the Nester, went on the trip to Tanzania. Again, I followed each and every post. This year, the Nester's post is what won me over. We decided to sponsor a child Ted's age and perhaps, as our debt decreases, we can also sponsor another Sam's age. Mae, at this point, is still more interested in helping out in China, which is understandable!
|playing with the sweethearts at Hope Foster Care|
Anyway, back to Tanzania. We searched and found a 10- year-old boy, Peter and signed up. Ted wrote him his first letter that day and I don't think a day has gone by without the kids talking about him. They desperately want to visit him someday. Ted is saving his money to send to Peter for a gift. It's changed so much for our family.
They want to send him tons of money or have him live with us; it's hard for them to understand that he is quite happy where he is. He has family and now, he has school, food and medical care, as well as faith. We may be Jewish, but G-d is G-d and I'm happy he will learn to cherish his faith. Faith is everything, really, isn't it? Without it, there would be much hopelessness.
I am not sure if there will be resistance to a Jew traveling with Compassion, but I am so very impressed with their work. I would love to take a trip with them.
|Peter's picture in the dining room|
We shall see. Now to return to the Compassion website and write Peter another letter that I hope will be encouraging to him, show him we love him, and make his heart smile!