My heart lept with joy when I got a thank you letter from my child, Darylle, in the mail today! He thanked me for the items he & his family were able to purchase with an extra $20 I had sent a couple of months ago. I can't believe he was able to buy so much! The letter included a picture of him with the things he had bought! I absolutely loved getting a picture of him! He looked so happy. It brings tears to my eyes looking at his picture. I have 2 pictures of him. The first one is the one I received in my sponsorship packet when I chose to sponsor him in Febuary. The second one is the one I received today. I can see a tremendous difference in him. In the first picture his head was tilted toward the ground & he looked so sad. In the picture I received today I can see hope in his eye & he held his head up. :-) He looks so proud & happy. He looks like he knows someone cares for him. I love writing to him & praying for him all the time. I love knowing that I can do something that matters to someone else. I love the friendship that I am able to develop with him. Last month I started writing three correspondant children. :-) I am so excited about the friendship I am going to develop with them. I love writing them, praying for them & sending them little things with their letters... Compassion has changed my life in so many ways I can not explain. I can forget about my problems more easily when I am caring for others who have less than I do. We serve a mighty God. I am so thankful I am able to share Him with these precious children. Thank you so very much for giving me this opportunity.