I started sponsoring the same child i discontinued sponsoring a few months ago

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I started sponsoring a compassion child in janurary after the passion conference 2017, something came up to where I wasn't going to be able to financially support myself. I had to let go of my sponsor child after a few months. The lord blessed me with an open door and financial support after getting more stable hours and a raise at my job. After I knew this change was going to last, I felt in my heart that I needed to sponsor again, and it would be wrong of me to pick a new child. My sponsor child is 9 years old. I started sponsoring her again less than a week ago, a part of me feels wrong about this because I don't want her to not trust me, and I want to make sure she knows that I'm not going anywhere this time. Im asking for everyone's comments, advice, prayers and concerns. Please feel free to reply.
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Mikensi, I am another sponsor. First, it is great that she was still there for you. I would just be straight with her, and say something unforeseen came up and you had to postpone sponsoring her. Tell her that the Lord kept her for you and Lord willing, you won't be going anywhere and hope to be her sponsor for many years. After a few letters from you, she won't think anything about it. Have fun with your little girl.
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Thank you so much for these words!! I've been hesitant to write her and you worded it in such a nice way. Thank you.
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I totally agree with Garry's comment!
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I agree with Garry too. Also, if you run into financial challenges in the future, Compassion can cover your Sponsorship for a short time and/or reduce your rate for a few months and there is no expectation that you reimburse them for this. Even if you aren't sure how long your challenges will be, it's an option to consider while you figure things out.

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