Last November I posted my concern about one of my Compassion-sponsored children Aibie who lives in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan had swept through her area and the Compassion staff could not be sure that she, her family, or her Compassion Center had survived. A few months ago, I was informed that she is all right. And last week I received a letter from her. She says, “Ako po, ay ligtas at amg aking buong familya: My family and I are safe in last typhoon.
Here is her entire letter as translated by a worker in her center:
Dear Ma’am Karen,
A pleasant day to you and your family. Thank you very much for the letter. My family and I are safe in last typhoon “yolanda” but I’m sad because here in our country have so many destroyed in typhoon and many people died and have sickness. I am glad that you are my sponsor. Because your gift is big help for me specially for my studies. This coming March (she wrote the letter on Jan. 31), I am graduating here in our formal school. I am hoping that you are well. How’s the weather there? Include us in your prayer that we may be free from any sickness.
Included with her letter is a picture of a giant ice cream cone (proving that children around the world are the same) and her carefully printed (in English) memory verse from Colossians 3: 23: “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, and not for me, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” In my next letter, I will be sure to share with her that Colossians 3 is my favorite chapter in the Bible!
Many “Aibies” around the world need our help! To learn more about sponsoring a child, go to the link at the bottom of this blog.