Gotta Love the Little Goslings

“My dear sweet Aunty, greetings in the Jesus’ name. How are you? I am doing well. I enjoyed birthday gift that you sent to me. Thanks for the nice gift. Pray too my studies ranks in my class. And my mother is a tailor. She often gets electric shock when she is stitching. So please pray for her, I pray for you! by G. Benny Kiruba”

Mother Goose gets letters every other month from this sweet little girl in India. She’s eight years old and lives alone with her mother who earns a poor income as a tailor in their village. Her father passed away due to complications from jaundice.

Mother Goose has been a child sponsor with Compassion International for so many years. I’ve been overwhelmed by the love of these children who live in faraway corners of the world. The letters they write are sweet, cheerful and sometimes heartbreaking, but always jam-packed with thankfulness!

This little Benny is the third child I have sponsored, and it seems she touches my heart the most.

Perhaps because she is alone with only her mother who gets shocks from her sewing machine…

Maybe because she is nearly the same age as my own AnnaRose…

Maybe it’s her precious smile and her pretty face.

Here’s how to sponsor a little boy or a little girl — someone just like my little Benny!

Maybe I just love the little goslings…

Whatever the reason, there is no shadow of a doubt that we have developed a real bond of love. I have compassion on her. I believe that she has compassion on me — after all, I’m only a goose!

Compassion International is celebrating new child sponsorships for the entire month of September with Blog Month — their goal (and mine as well) is to find sponsors for 3,108 children scattered here, there and everywhere around the world. And they are having a contest for bloggish people because they know that we know how to spread the good word to our dear, faithful, loyal and loving readers.

The ultimate grand prize for the blogger who hauls in the most new sponsorships in September is way beyond exciting — it’s the dream of a lifetime for Mother Goose!

Imagine…the blogger who brings in the most sponsorships through their blog between September 1st and September 30 will win a FREE ticket on a blog trip to a country where Compassion works.

Whilst on this trip, Mother Goose would get to write her stories from the field, meet incredible people (you KNOW I’ll love that!), and get to experience Compassion’s ministry to the poor, up close and personal. HONK HONK — this would be so GREAT!

There are other prizes as well: books, gift certificates, gifts to sponsored children and their families. Friends, it’s all good.

I wonder if you are beginning to get excited about this opportunity? Are you thinking that being able to change the life of a young person might be a heartwarming experience? Maybe you’re wishing for some just personal mail for a change instead of the usual bills and junk mail.

Sometimes we feel small and helpless in the face of the world’s problems and tragedies. We wonder how we can possibly change the world…

Mother Goose knows first hand that you change the world for one child.

Please click on this link — it’ll take you to the Compassion website where you can see pictures of real kids looking for real sponsors. God’s sweetest blessings on you today for loving His littlest goslings.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 14:59:31

    That is certainly something to consider, Natalie. What a sweet child Bennie is! How wonderful of you to be involved in something this important!


    • Natalie
      Sep 07, 2012 @ 10:44:19

      Dianna, thank you. For those of us who live in the beautiful and prosperous America, it is a small thing to help a child in a faraway place. On the other hand, it is a life-changing event in the life of that child. We can make a difference!


  2. Three Well Beings
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 23:47:51

    How lovely to read about the child you are sponsoring. There are some wonderful opportunities out there to really invest in the lives of children. I hope you get a good response to your notification. We have a similar “investment” in Haiti, and there are so many needs…it can rip your heart out if you focus on the deficit, and instead, it’s a joy to leverage the collective support of many. Little Benny will stay in my mind for a long time, I think.


  3. Teresa Dawn
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 16:05:10

    Oh what a sweetheart. I love my Indian girl Kajal as well. What a sweet letter. I think she is probably quite worried about her mother’s shocks.
    Thanks for visitng my blog too 🙂


  4. Natalie
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:40:57

    Teresa Dawn, thanks for visiting this little corner of the world, and for your kind comments. Benny gets so happy when she gets one of my letters to her, and sending a picture of one of my own kids makes her jump up and down. She’s very special to me…


  5. Deborah Roberts
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 15:44:56

    I love your blog! And you are so right about these kids… their letters always show such a thankful heart… ❤


    • Natalie
      Sep 11, 2012 @ 16:26:20

      Deborah, thank you very much for stopping by and for your kind compliments. My greatest motivation for sponsoring these children comes from the words of the Lord, “whatever you have done for the least of these, you have done it for me.” We serve and sponsor and write encouraging letters to these little ones, because it is a way to show love towards the Lord Jesus Himself. Bless you!


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