Friday, April 27, 2012

Mail Call from Mexico!

I love checking my mail on Mondays because I look forward to getting letters from my kids. The first one is from Nury from Mexico. It was dated February 29, 2012 and was received on April 23, 2012.

Hi Sponsor Maria Le!

I hope you are in good health. I'm in good health. I hope you had a good time on February 14th. I had a good time on February 14th. I spent time with my family and we had a gathering at school and we had a gift exchange. And at school of Compassion we paraded. The parade was nice. I also wanted to tell you that I'm about to pass to 5th grade and it will also be my birthday on April 1st. I will spend time with my family on holidays. AT the project I will continue praising God. My family is good health. My grandma is learning more about God. Thank you for the figures and the pictures. My family and I are doing well. I want to say hi to all your family. Well, bye and may God Bless you.


Please pray for: My family
I would like to ask you: When is your birthday?
I want to thank you for: the figures and the pictures

Love hearing that she is doing so well and is so engulfed in God! Nury just turned 11 years-old this past April 1st. Please pray that she continues to grown into the beautiful young lady that God is molding her to be. Please check back to hear about the letter from Chatchai from Thailand!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria. The theme for World Malaria Day 2012 - "Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria" - marks a decisive juncture in the history of malaria control (
Malaria is a preventable, treatable disease, yet a child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. This can happen when malaria is not treated, and cerebral malaria develops in as quickly as two days. Once this happens, a child can slip into a coma and eventually die.

Families in poverty need help dealing with this potentially fatal disease. Many cannot afford insecticide-treated mosquito nets or medical treatment.

You can help by donating to Compassion's Malaria Intervention Fund - also known as the "Bite Back!" campaign.

Compassion intervenes by:
  • Providing households at risk with treated mosquito nets
  • Educating family members on malaria prevention
  • Treating those suffering from malaria, chagas disease and dengue fever
Read more about World Malaria Day here on Compassion International's blog. Join in the fight against malaria and "Bite Back!"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Compassion Sunday - Change the Story

Hope everyone had a wonderful Compassion Sunday! Compassion officially had its Compassion Sunday campaign this past Sunday, April 22, 2012. Although this was specifically set aside for Compassion to recognize, child advocates and sponsors are able to choose a date that works best for their church.

My church, unfortunately has not been able to hold a Compassion Sunday for a second year in a row due to financial troubles. We have been looking to our church members to commit first to the local church before stepping out in a commitment with another Christian organization. Though this saddened me, I was thrilled with Compassion came out with an opportunity to share your Compassion story by creating your own profile page to send via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter!

This was especially good for me because I still wanted to be able to do something with the Compassion Sunday campaign. Even if you have already had your Compassion Sunday presentation - or you are preparing for one - I highly recommend creating your own profile page to spread the word about child sponsorship even faster and to a great sphere of influence!

Check out my own page here!

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