Apr 5, 2010

Oh the years...

I hate packing. I hate unpacking even more. But it's been fun going through files and hat boxes (my storage method in the office) to find really old stuff! Below is one of my first packets from Compassion. Aside from the obvious age of the materials, check out that country profile - Zaire! Zaire lost existance at least 13 years ago! (Now Democratic Republic of Congo, cus that's better, right?!)
I took some time to read through some letters from children I've sponsored over the years. In doing so, I pulled out the first picture I ever received of Princy. She's from India.

The picture on the left is the first one, the one on the right is four years later, and below is the most recent photo that I received last month. It has been 8 years! She's 16 now and simply amazing.

I have over 60 letters from Princy and it was fun to sit down and read them all! Do you sponsor?


Jill Foley said...


Although, from experience, I know that this is the exact reason it takes someone 7 times as long to pack their own stuff...we get sidetracked so easily and begin to walk down memory lane! I am always amazed at how quickly professional packers can pack!

Via said...

A friend of mine and I actually had a conversation about Zaire the other day, as it's her sons name. It was Congo, then Zaire, then Congo...if I remember correctly. But, no matter what it's called, it's one of the worst places to be a woman in the world right now. I'm actually going to see a former child soldier from the Congo speak tonight--Michel Chikwanine. Check him out on youtube or even google search him! He's pretty amazing!

Thanks for sponsoring :)

brittanywest said...

wow, can't believe you've been sponsoring that long! you're a good person for doing that.

"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub