Ali’s my special little guy. He’s been my sponsored brother since August 2013 but our journey didn’t start then. A month before that, I requested my first correspondent sponsored child and Compassion gave him to me. That was special because like Fadi, Ali is from Honduras. I began to write him letters and pray for him. Almost a month later, I received an email from Compassion telling me that Ali’s financial sponsor wasn’t able to support him anymore. They gave me the option of doing so but I didn’t think I’d be able to do it. Paying $76 a month and only relying on babysitting money sounded pretty impossible. But, thankfully, my God had other plans.
My family was in the States that summer visiting churches and raising the money to return overseas. I was making money by selling scarves that I had made. I sold them each for $20 and was able to make just enough money to sponsor Ali and to continue to support Fadi. God came through.
Even before Compassion told Ali the news about me becoming his sponsor, he had written me TWO letters (both came much later but I still find it pretty cool!). He’s a special little 10 year old. He’s smart, loves school, loves his mom and his dad (even though they are not currently together) and prays for me. I’ve seen evidence of the power of his prayers and mine because God has healed his sister and I am confident that He will also provide a job for his mom.
Meeting Ali this coming June will mean the world to me. I plan to tell Ali his story about how he came into my life. I’ll get to hold him in my arms as I pray for him and for his future and I’ll even get to shower him with gifts.
Please consider helping me fund my trip to Honduras because, once again, I am struggling to find the money. But even if all you are able to do is support me through prayer, I still will be very grateful!
Happy 10th Birthday, Ali