Monthly Archives: February 2015

Wise Words #3

Thinking of all the little children waiting for a sponsor … (mural from The Compassion Experience)

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A Local Experience

I was recently privileged to attend a local presentation of The Compassion Experience, Compassion International’s new interactive traveling display. The attendees were able to walk through three separate and realistic displays highlighting true stories of three children in three different countries — Uganda, India and Bolivia — and how their Compassion sponsorships have made such a positive impact on each of their lives. It was all very eye-opening and thought-provoking.

If you are considering sponsoring a child, this is an excellent event to check out the type impact you could make in a child’s life. If you’d like more information or to see if this display is coming to a location near you, check out the following –

Also check out the following Facebook page –

In future posts, I will share more photos from this event.

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Hasimat’s Latest Letter

I recently received another sweet letter from Hasimat I have a special love for all the children I support, but a special relationship seems to be growing with Hasimat because of her communications with me. Her last letter was dated November 17, 2014, but because of the mail transportation system and additional processing it only arrived to my address this past week. Because of the letters I receive, I am learning so much about other countries. Before I started sponsoring children in Uganda, I was not aware that a child might actually be responding to me in the English language.* Well, Hasimat does, and her printing is very neat and beautiful. I am so impressed with how much she writes and the details she gives me. In her last letter, she informed me of how well she is doing in school. She told me she is working really hard, and that her friends “are good friends and hard working” girls. She let me know that in Math she and her friends are learning about pie charts, English similies and in Social Studies about the East African community. She said that her favorite subjects are English and Math.

She continued on to tell me how she helps her mother at home with washing clothes, fetching water, cooking food and washing plates. At the Compassion-sponsored center, she is learning the “word of God” and she stated that they “feed well”.

She told me about her family’s Christmas plans which included her mother carrying sugar, soap, clothes and bread to the village where Hasimat would then be going to spend Christmas.

She also included a Bible verse for me found in Psalms 121:2.

Hasimat ended with the following –



A sweet letter indeed!

* This caused me to do research on the languages of Uganda.

Uganda is a home to many tribes that speak different languages. Uganda has 56 tribes and about nine indigenous communities that formally came to be recognized in the 1995 constitution amendment of 2005. English is the official language of Uganda. Luganda and Swahili also widely spoken in most parts of the country. With the increasing Asian population, most Asian languages are spoken, there is also French, Arabic and Germany mainly in institutions where they are taught and at embassies.

The official language is English. Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole Rukiga, Langi and many others.

Uganda’s official languge is English, which is spoken by most educated Ugandans. The three major indigenous language families are Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. Swahili and Luganda are also widely spoken.


A Baker’s Dozen

I am excited to announce that I have just added four little girls from Ecuador to my sponsorships! I am so thankful to be able to sponsor them. As with the others I sponsor, the children’s real names will not be used. On this site, their names will be JosselynDanielaGabriela J and Gabriela N. I look forward to sharing more about them in future posts!

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