Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sponsorship Saturday: Prayer

So,  a few weeks ago I posted the first two pre-written letters that I have created for my sponsored
kids. I'm starting college soon and knew that I wouldn't have as much time to write 5 letters to my kids each month. So, I've been writing some in advance that I can send when I'm pressed for time.

Dear ____,

Greetings to you and to your family! I hope you are all healthy and safe.

This month, I would like to talk to you about one of my favorite things to do. I LOVE to pray! I love spending time telling God about my day, my problems, and my desires. I also love praising him for all that he has done for me. He is always there to listen and to talk back. DO YOU LIKE TO PRAY?

Prayer isn’t just something that we do before we start activities or eat a meal. We pray to build a relationship with God and to also change our hearts. Just like spending time with our friends we need to spend time with our Savior. Sometimes people tell us that we can only pray for certain things but God wants us to come to him about EVERYTHING! I pray when I’m having a bad day, when I’m really happy, when I’m scared, when I’m feeling silly, and when I’m thankful. WHEN DO YOU PRAY?

Did you know that God also answers prayers? Sometimes it’s hard for us to hear his answers because we expect him to answer in a voice that we can hear with our ears. But he answers us through the Bible, through other people, and even through situations. When I’m worried, sometimes I read a special Bible verse that makes me feel better. I know that God was speaking to me. Another time, I was having a problem and didn’t know what to do and then God sent one of my friends to help me out. Colossians 4:2 says “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Always listen for God’s voice and he will be there to answer you. I will especially be praying for your heart to always be ready to hear God’s voice so that he may speak to you. It’s sometimes hard to hear him.

One thing to remember is that God doesn’t always answer our prayers with a “Yes”. Sometimes he says “I have something even better for you!” Continue to trust him no matter what.

I have been praying for you ever since you entered my life. I thank God for you and your family, I thank God for your heart and then I ask him to take care of you. I also ask for him to provide for your future and always keep you close to his heart. HOW DO YOU PRAY?

Tonight, I will be especially praying for you to always talk to God about everything in your life. He is always listening and always caring. Please pray the same for me!


Your sister: Alicia

If you'd like to read the first two letters please click on the links below:

A Knight's Story - How I'm planning to introduce purity and manhood to my 10 year old male sponsored child

A Princess' Story - How I'm planning to introduce purity and being a godly woman to my 4 female sponsored children


Have any ideas on how I can make this letter better? Comment below!

**Picture belongs to Compassion International


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sponsorship Saturday: A Princess' Story

Last week, I wrote this letter from the Knight's point of view and now I would like to share with you the princess'. I wrote this so that it could be sent to my 4 girl sponsored children.

Now, once again, I want my 5 sponsored children to grow in their walks with Christ. My kids aren't even teenagers yet so it may be hard thinking that they'll be able to grasp certain spiritual themes (and to also be challenged). But I know wholeheartedly that they are mature enough and I don't think that you can ever be too young to be challenged in your faith.

Feel free to use the letter below with your own sponsored child and please let me know if you have any ways that I can make this letter even better.

Dear _____,

I hope that you and your family are healthy. This is a special letter that I have written just for you! I would like to tell you a story. A lot of times, we like to tell stories (called “fairytales”) about brave knights and beautiful princesses. The stories usually start with a beautiful princess being locked up in a high tower that is being guarded by an angry dragon. Only the bravest and strongest men with good hearts can save her. The knight defeats dragons, fights through thorns and fires and almost loses his life – all to save this princess. And when he does, she is grateful and they fall in love with each other. Remember this - she is not a weak princess even though she was locked up. After being saved, she helps the knight escape even scarier dangers until they are safe at the castle. And then they are married and live happy together.

It is important to know that even though the story is not real, it has a real meaning. In real life, Jesus Christ is like the knight because he is brave, strong and has a good heart. And we are like the princess because we need to be saved. And when we are found by Jesus and he has rescued us, together we are powerful and live happy in heaven forever.

Why are we like the princess? Maybe we haven’t been locked up in a tower but sometimes sad or scary things happen to us that make us feel alone. But even though we may feel alone, we are not alone just like the princess wasn’t. The knight risked his life to save her just like Jesus gave his life to save us. We are brave and helpful like the princess too. Remember how she helped the knight? We can help Jesus by fighting for him in different ways. We can be brave and talk about our belief in God even when it’s scary. We can be strong and do the right thing even when no one else will. And one day, we may choose to marry and use the beauty of our hearts to raise a family and support our husband. But no matter what, God has a plan for you and he is excited to be in your life. Right now, you can become brave and powerful like the princess by memorizing Bible verses, praying and being loving to the girls and boys around you. And then, you are a princess – a daughter of the King! Isn’t that cool?

Tonight, I will be praying for you as you learn to fight for Jesus. You are brave, beautiful and have been given such a powerful heart, ___. I love you!


Your sister: Alicia

What do you think? Please comment below or on my Facebook page.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Project #TakeYourStand

Hey guys! I just wanted to talk about a new feature and page that I have added to my blog.

If you look above this post at the different pages listed you will see that there is a new one called #TakeYourStand.

While the page is quite new, the idea and issues mentioned have been featured on Desert Violet for a few years now. Every October (during Bullying Prevention Month) when I write about bullying, I've been bringing up this project that I have sort of been involved in.

I won't share what's on the page but I will say that I'd really encourage you to check it out and to really think about joining me. The idea of speaking up and out about bullying and suicide is something that I'm very passionate about, especially with me referring to myself as a "voice for the voiceless."

Now, I call this a project but it's not one that I hope will have an end date. This is something that I would like to be involved in for the rest of my life.

Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV) says

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."

ANYONE can be involved in this. It requires you taking the time to search for people who are desperately in need of help (literally in a life or death situation) and to share what's on your heart with them. 

Don't exactly know what I'm talking about? Click on the link above and let me know what you think in the comments below.

#TakeYourStand

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sponsorship Saturday: A Knight's Story

Here's is one of the pre-written letters that I would like to send to Ali sometime in the future. 

I got the idea for this post after reading on another sponsor's blog about how sex and manhood is looked at in Honduras. Click HERE to read the original post. Now, if you read the other post, you'll see that it focuses solely on how it is common for boys in Honduras to become men when they have sex for the first time. 

My sponsored child is only 10 right now and I didn't want to jump right into sexual purity with him so I thought that starting with what it means to be a man would be a better way to do it. 

One thing that is very important to me as I write to my 5 sponsored children is that they will grow in their walks with Christ. My kids aren't even teenagers yet so it may be hard thinking that they'll be able to grasp certain spiritual themes (and to also be challenged). But I know wholeheartedly that they are mature enough and I don't think that you can ever be too young to be challenged in your faith.

Feel free to use the letter below with your own sponsored child and please let me know if you have any ways that I can make this letter even better. 


Dear Ali,

I hope that you and your family are healthy. This is a special letter that I have written just for you! I would like to tell you a story. A lot of times, we like to tell stories (called “fairytales”) about brave knights and beautiful princesses. Knights are special soldiers. Many times, a knight starts out as a normal boy who learns to face a great challenges when he goes to rescue a princess. The princess is locked up in a high tower where only the bravest and strongest man with a good heart can save her. The knight defeats dragons, fights through thorns and fires and may almost loses his life to save this princess. And when he does, she is grateful and they fall in love. She is not a weak princess even though she was locked up. After being saved, she helps the knight escape even scarier dangers until they are safe at the castle. And then they are married and live happy together.

It is important to know that even though the story is not real, it has a real meaning. For example, in real life, Jesus Christ is like the knight because he is brave, strong and has a good heart. And we are sort of like the “princess” because we need to be saved. And when we are found by Jesus and he has rescued us, together we are powerful and live happy in heaven forever.

But Ali, you are also like the knight in the story. You can fight for Jesus in different ways. You can be brave and talk about your belief in God even when it’s scary. You can be strong and do the right thing even when no one else will. And one day, you may choose to be married and use your good heart to be a hero to a girl just like the princess in the story. But no matter what, God has a plan for you and he is excited to be in your life. Right now, you can become brave and powerful by memorizing Bible verses, praying and showing God's love to the boys and girls at school and at the Compassion center. And then, you can be a knight just like Jesus! Isn’t that cool?

Tonight, I will be praying for you as you learn to fight for Jesus. You are brave, strong and have a good heart, Ali. I love you!


Your sister: Alicia

Ok, I know that not all fairytales sound like this but you get the idea. He'll understand that Jesus wants him to follow in his example by being brave, strong, and loving. I thought that by comparing him (even though he's a boy) to the princess, he will later understand how God compares us to being his "bride". It's not necessarily a girly thing.

Next week, I'll be posting the "Princess Story" that I have written for my 4 girls. It's basically the same idea but it focuses more on the princess aspect of the "fairytale".  

What do you think? Please comment below or on my Facebook page .

**Picture belongs to Compassion International 
  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sponsorship Saturday: Trying Something New

Just so you all know, I will continue to write about my Honduras trip but am going to take a little break and focus on something else for now.

A few months ago while I was thinking about college, I realized that I probably won't have as much time to write personalized letters to each of my 5 kids. So, I began to craft some pre-written letters that I can just send directly to my kids and I would like to share them with you. So, for the next few Saturdays, I will be posting them here on my blog! They range from a variety of topics like The Armor of God, Purity (not just sexual purity, by the way), and self worth.

Next week, I'll be posting the first letter. Feel free to use it with your own sponsored kids!

And if any of you have any ideas on topics that I can use, PLEASE post them below or on my Facebook page.


But for now, if you haven't already please read about my recent trip to Honduras! You can click HERE to read the 5 posts.

HOWEVER, if you don't want to read the posts (I promise that I won't cry TOO much. haha kidding), you can watch the video that I made of my 5 days in San Pedro Sula. It's full of beautiful pictures and even has segments from the videos of Fady and Ali opening their gifts. I may post the whole videos sometime but for now, enjoy the 10 second clips!



I hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Honduras Trip: My Last Day

Well, I may have chosen to call this post “my last day” but that’s only because it was my last day IN HONDURAS. Not my last day of the trip. To explain, let me just start from the beginning…

After an INCREDIBLE and absolutely AMAZING Child Fun Day with Fady, Ali and their families, the 36 tired sponsors got back to our hotel. We had a really nice dinner and got to talk about our favorite memories of the day before it was time to say goodbye to our translators and go to bed.

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The next morning, Ansley and I finished packing up our suitcases and went downstairs for breakfast.
Here’s me rocking my sleep-deprived look.

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For the record, I slept insanely well each night that we were there. But I was still suffering from jetlag from my previous trip (coming back from Niger a week earlier).

Breakfast was delicious, as usual and I took full advantage of being able to have as much bacon, omelets and yogurt as I wanted.

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After breakfast, those of us who wanted to went shopping for some Honduras souvenirs. I found a really cute bag, some jewelry, T-shirts, and crosses. We then headed back to the hotel and dragged our suitcases down to the lobby so that they could be loaded into the buses. And then, it was off to the airport!

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Surprisingly, I was more worried about the trip BACK to the States and to my family than I was on the trip to Miami. Traveling back, I really would be on my own if anything happened. But I tried to keep reminding myself that God was with me and that he’d be taking care of me.

Fortunately, at the airport, I was able to get my checked bag sent all the way to Charlotte so I knew that it was one less thing that I’d have to worry about. And after a long wait in the airport (which I spent journaling and shopping!), we boarded our flight that would take us to Miami!

Now, this is where it all gets interesting.

As we were waiting for the plane to take off, we started hearing weird noses coming from the bottom of the plane. I wasn’t too worried at first because I thought it had something to do with the gears and belt bringing the bags onto the plane. But the noises just wouldn’t stop. And we were informed that there was some problems with one of the wings of the plane and they were working to fix them while we sat there. The noises came from the check-up that they were doing.

The wait was excruciatingly long. But I took the time to get to know the two people sitting next to me. They had come to Honduras on a mission trip with their church to work at a few of the orphanages. It was great hearing their stories and seeing all their pictures. Strangely enough, neither had heard about Compassion International so I was able to share with them (to the best of my ability, mind you) what sponsorship was all about and how it was transforming lives.

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FINALLY, the plane left for Miami but by the time that it took off, more than half of us has already missed our connecting flights.

We arrived in Miami really late at night and I began to worry.
So, I texted my mom and told her about what was going on. With the help of her and some of the other sponsors, I was able to find my way around the airport and get everything taken care of.

Even though I was a bit worried about if I was going to be able to get a flight to North Carolina that night, I felt a deep peace and knew once again that God was with me.

The airline gave us flights for the next day and put us up in a hotel for the night. Thankfully, Ansley waited for me to get my ticket information all sorted (which took FOREVER because my flight from Honduras was American Airlines and my connecting flight was United!!!) before we left for the hotel.
After a sweet goodbye, I found my hotel room and had a very, very late dinner. 

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I made it to the hotel around 11:30pm and my flight was going to be at like 5am the next morning so I didn’t have a lot of time to sleep that night. So I took a quick shower, set my alarm for 3am and went to bed.

See how excited I was for the new adventure? haha ok not really..

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At about 3am, I left my hotel room and went back to the airport. I rechecked my bag (because of the delay, my bag did not go all the way to Charlotte like I wanted it to), made it though security with no problems, and sat at my gate re-watching a movie that I had on the ipad.

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And then it was FINALLY time to get on the plane that took me safely to Charlotte.

Once again, I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported me whether through donations, encouragement or prayer. The trip was amazing and I really grew as an adult and also in my relationship with God. That night when I was stuck in Miami, I realized how much I have grown to trust God. I’ve always struggled with the concept of “letting go and letting God” but I now have learned to leave EVERYTHING in his hands. He loves us and will strive to do what is best for us, no matter what.

I will continue to write about my trip in future posts but I want to end this one by encouraging you to all to SPONSOR  and also to VISIT your kids. It really does make a huge impact – on their lives and on your own.

I DON’T sponsor to make myself a better Christian. I DON’T sponsor just because I love kids or just because I love to write letters. I SPONSOR because how could I not? How could I not sponsor when I have money and love AND Jesus to give? How could I keep all that to myself? I CAN’T! This is something that God has told me to do and it’s also something that I love to do too.

My wish right now is that those of you who have donated and prayed for me will not stop there. My wish and my prayer is that you will feel moved and called to sponsor a child of your own and to one day visit him or her.

If you would like to sponsor a child, please click HERE and the link will take you to Compassion International’s website. There you can view thousands of precious kids who are in desperate need of a sponsor. And feel free to ask me your questions about sponsorship too! I've also written many, many posts filled with tips and advice on writing letters to your kids and making a better connection.

Thank you once again for supporting me and I can’t wait to hear about your own sponsorship journey!

And finally, please watch my video below that shows some of my favorite memories from the trip. And don't forget to SHARE it to help spread the word about Compassion International:




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Honduras Trip: The Best Day of My Life

This is my fourth entry about my recent trip to Honduras. If you would like to read the parts 1, 2 and 3 click HERE
Ah you know what this post is all about right? CHILD FUN DAY!!! That’s right!!! This was the day that I met Fady and Ali for the first time.
I struggled with what to call this post but I think that what I went with works well. I mean, it really was the greatest day ever. I’m not saying all my other special days weren’t special but this was truly a magical day.
**And yes, once again, this was written in my diary so I wrote it as a prayer. Enjoy!

Wow, God, today was the best day of my life! I woke up before my alarm but laid in bed to pray and daydream about the day. After a smaller breakfast than usual (I thought I’d be too nervous to eat but it was all good!), Ansley and I went back up to our room to get all our gifts. I had 2 bags for each of my kids and 2 bags for me (my purse and a bag for my swim things).

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After some pictures in the lobby, we set out on our 1h30min drive to the beach. Everyone else was falling asleep but I made myself stay awake so that I wouldn’t be groggy when I met the kids.

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I was SO nervous! I prayed the whole way to the beach. When we arrived, I expected to see the kids there waiting for us but we got there about 5 minutes before their buses arrived. I left my gifts on the bus and brought my 2 bags with me. I also took out 2 shirts for Fady and Ali to use as ice breakers. I had also stowed their swimsuits, photo albums, and their UNO games in my bag just in case.
Then the buses with the kids arrived. I thought I caught a glimpse of Ali but I wasn’t sure so I didn’t wave. The kids stayed on the bus to get situated while we went from the parking lot around the corner to the actual beach. I picked my table and waited excitedly.

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Noemi, who I thought would be my translator for the day, came and sat with me and we chatted a little bit. Then the kids began to arrive. I kept searching for mine but they were calling the kids from the parking lot by sponsor.
I helped take some pictures of other sponsors meeting their kids but was worried that I’d miss meeting my own kids. Finally, there were only 3 of us left waiting for our kids. Noemi went to the parking lot to get the missing kids and I stood there praying that they would come (but also preparing myself in case they didn’t show).

Suddenly I saw Ali with his mom. He looked JUST like his picture:

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Then Ali’s mom came up and I gave her a big hug. It was so sweet being able to meet her too because Ali has written about her many times in her letters. What a gift from God!

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Ali had also brought the director of his project along. I gave her a big hug too!

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Then, behind Ali, I saw Fady. She also looked JUST like her picture too and I thought my heart was going to burst.

Here’s me seeing Fady for the first time:

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Meeting my precious little sister:

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Then I met her mom, her ADORABLE little brother, and her mentor. It was also really sweet to meet Fady’s mom because she used to write Fady’s letters for her.

Here’s me with my little brother and litter sister:

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We then went over to our table but realized that it had been taken by someone else. So, we ended up having a table and chairs brought to us.

Another picture with my kids!

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I then gave the kids their T-shirts. Fady’s has parrots on it because in one of her first letters she told me that they were her favorite animal.

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Check out Fady’s little brother Diego in the background. He desperately wanted to get in that water!
Noemi had to leave so Mario (another translator) came and took over for the day. He and Diego hit it off right away which was great.

We all sat and I asked the kids some questions before giving them the photo albums that I’d brought.

Sponsors, if you go and meet your kids WRITE DOWN your questions beforehand because when the time comes to ask your questions, you won’t remember them. You’ll be so excited seeing your kids or overwhelmed with everything and the questions will just slip your mind.

Anyway, after looking through the photo albums, everyone was ready to get in the ocean (especially Diego who’d already gone down and splashed around by himself) so I gave Fady and Ali their towels and swimsuits and we went to the bathrooms to change. 

Another reminder, sponsors, it’s a good idea to put on your own swimsuit BEFORE you go to the beach because everyone else will be wanting to put their swimsuits and the line will be ridiculously long.

Unfortunately, Ali’s swimsuit was way too big for him but thankfully, his mom had packed another one for him. Fady’s swimsuit fit her perfectly so I took a few cute pictures of her:

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Ready to get in the water!!

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The water was amazing! Not too hot and not too cold. But it was a lot saltier than I expected it to be. The kids and I had so much fun splashing around, jumping over waves and falling down. We even got Mario wet!



After playing for a bit, we decided to go on a boat ride. The ride was both peaceful and a lot of fun!

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Fady’s beautiful mom:

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Ali’s beautiful mom:

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Bring on the boat ride!

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By the time we got back, we only had 15 minutes before lunch. The day was going by SO fast!! So, we played in the water some more before going back to our table. Unfortunately, we were the last table so our food took FOREVER to get to us. But fortunately, I had my trusty list of questions for Fady and Ali. I asked about their favorite school subjects (Science & Social Studies for Fady and Math for Ali), what they want to be when they grow up (a teacher!! and a soldier), favorite Bible verses (Proverbs 17:17 for Fady and Jeremiah 33:3 for Ali) and their favorite Bible character (both said Jonah). I also asked their moms what their hopes were for their kids which resulted in a nice conversation (and some funny comments from Diego). The food still hadn’t arrived so the kids practiced their English with me. I was very impressed that Ali knew all the colors IN ENGLISH (I’d point to a color and he could tell me immediately what it was) and both could count to 10. I managed to count to 15 in Spanish!

Poor Ali was really cold after being in the water. A boy after my own heart (I was pretty chilly too)!!

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Showing off her beautiful smile!

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FINALLY, the food arrived. Chicken nuggets, french fries, and bottled soda!

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Do you see the beautiful bracelets that they’re wearing? A little boy came by selling some souvenirs so I bought everyone something. The moms got key chains, Fady and Ali got bracelets and Diego got a really nice crocodile. He was SO happy:

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After lunch, I stayed at the table to talk with the moms. They told me about their struggles with raising their kids on their own.

Reminder, sponsors: Take some time away from your sponsored kids to get to know their parents or mentors. I know that the day is about your kids but don’t forget the ones who are raising them and pouring into their lives too. I learned so much about my kids’ situations away from the Compassion projects and what their family struggles were. But I also learned how much they’ve been benefiting from Compassion. So, PLEASE, spend some time with your sponsored kids’ parents too.

I also heard a little bit about Fady’s project (HO-339) and their desire to build swimming pools to teach the kids to swim. Then I sent Ali’s mom away (nicely of course) so I could give Fady’s mom the family gifts.

She received a devotional (Jesus Today in Spanish), a purse for Fady’s older sister, toy cars for Diego, stickers for Fady’s niece, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and duct tape.

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Then I prayed for her and met with Ali’s mom.
She received the Jesus Today devotional in Spanish, purses for Ali’s sisters, a T-shirt for Ali’s brother, toothbrushes and toothpaste, duct tape and a duffel bag.

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After praying for her, I went back out to the water to play with Ali and Fady. We were having so much fun that Ali’s mom came over and thanked me for making the kids so happy.

Then it was time to give Fady her gifts. Hand in hand, we wandered around the beach searching for Mario (which was a really sweet moment) before going to the table. BTW, Fady brought a gift for me too! It was a cute little basket that she’d decorated and filled with chocolate!

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Anyway, Fady opened up her bag and was over the moon when she saw her doll. She was also happy with her Spanish Bible and I’d written a special message inside for her too. She also received a water bottle, hair bows, another shirt, a notebook, pencils, colored pencils, a sharpener, some African bracelets, UNO, an additional photo album (for all the pictures that I’ll be sending to her in the future), underwear, and the backpack to put all her things in. Then I told her her “sponsor story” and prayed for her. It was such a sweet moment and I’m really thankful that Mario filmed it all for me.

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I sent Fady back to the water and it was Ali’s turn. He was VERY happy with his soccer ball and had me pump it up immediately. Along with the soccer ball & pump, Ali got a Spanish Bible (with a special message from me inside), a notebook, pencils, colored pencils, a sharpener, another T-shirt, underwear, UNO, an additional photo album, an African keychain and a backpack to put all his things in.

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I told him his “sponsor story”, prayed for him and then it was time to change and get ready to go. I bought everyone ice cream while we were waiting to change and then we took some more pictures and played some soccer.

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The goodbyes were SO hard. I was crying, Ali’s mom was crying and then they all told me that they loved me IN ENGLISH. Fady also told me that she had decided to name her doll Alicia Celeste. So sweet!!! Ali’s mom thanked me for giving Ali the soccer ball, Diego gave me a great big hug and then it was time for me to climb into the van.

I am SO thankful that I was able to ask all my questions and have videos and pictures taken of the day. I have a really sweet video of Fady kissing her doll and she and Ali telling me to say “I love you” to the rest of my family for them.

One thing that I didn’t mention earlier is that while Fady wasn’t able to have a birthday party this year, she did learn about me coming to see her on her birthday. What a special gift! Ali had learned only 4 days beforehand and both kids counted the days to my arrival (I was counting right along with them!).

God, you could not have given me a more special day with Fady and Ali. There were no awkward moments and no one was afraid to talk to each other. Fady and Ali hit it off right away and I even caught them teasing each other a few times. The whole day was truly magical.

Sponsorship really does make a difference but writing letters AND visiting your child makes the huge impact. I learned on the trip that only 1% of sponsors visit their kids. That’s absolutely devastating. I just pray that as I blog about my trip and advocate for unsponsored kids, I would be able to challenge even one sponsor to write to their child AND visit them someday.

Lord, thank you so much for the special day that I had with Ali and Fady and I pray that I would be able to go back and see them again.

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Please check back on Saturday to read about my fifth and final day in Honduras. And, if you have been keeping up with me on the FACEBOOK PAGE, you’ll see that I am currently advocating for 3 precious Honduran kids who need sponsors. If you’d like to view their pictures and learn more about them, please click HERE.

** Watch the video below to see pictures of all 5 days in Honduras AND also the videos of Fady and Ali opening their gifts