Mother Goose Gets a New Friend

Happy Birthday to Miss Benny Kiruba! Benny is my new sponsored child in India, and today she turns SEVEN years old. I am very happy for her and wish I could give her a big birthday hug in person. Look at how sweet she is!

Happy happy Birthday Benny

Mother Goose has been a child sponsor with Compassion Int’l for more than ten years, and it has been a true blessing. My first child in the program was Annet Kagoya, my daughter in Uganda who recently finished her studies as a nursing aide, found work in a pharmacy and then lo! and behold! became a momma to a little fellow. I got a letter from her last week, probably my last since she is now out of the child sponsorship program, and she expressed her gratitude to me for supporting her over these many years. It sounds like she is doing well — Annet and her baby boy. And does this make Mother Goose a granny?

I also sponsored a little fellow in northern India for awhile, but he had to drop out of the Compassion program and go to work in the tea fields near his home. It made me sad to think of a child only nine years old having to pick tea leaves instead of going to school and learning about Jesus.

So now my heart sails around the world to the southern tip of India to a little girl who lives with her mother who is employed as a laborer. Her father passed away due to jaundice. She likes to play hide and seek with her friends — she likes to draw pictures, and she’s in second grade, just a little younger than my dear AnnaRose.

I’m just honking with delight to have a new little girl in my life, and I’ll be praying for her. I hope that in years to come, she will grow into a fine young woman who loves and knows that she is a precious person in God’s world. Here’s what Compassion Int’l says about that: “Children in poverty are susceptible to believing its darkest message, that they don’t matter.” It is my hope that Miss Benny Kiruba hears the true message today that she is loved and so very valuable.

Be blessed today with your friends.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Dec 12, 2011 @ 20:10:44

    Bless YOU, Mother Goose, for doing this. I’m sure your sponsorship – and love and prayers -will be a true blessing to this young lady. Doesn’t she look grown-up for only 7 years old??

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    • Natalie
      Dec 13, 2011 @ 10:42:45

      Dianna, she does look grown-up; sometimes I wonder if living in poverty ages children prematurely… I’m glad to make a difference in the world, and I love getting letters from the kiddos.

      Reply

  2. Bri Michelle
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 11:04:33

    Love this post! How precious! I also loved reading about your sponsorship of Annet. I love how God works! Thank you for helping release children from poverty in Jesus’ name!

    Reply

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