I wasn’t going to do a post today because–well–you know—I post a lot. I don’t want to bore you out there in the blogosphere but you know what? This was too good to not write about so choose if you want to read or not—the choice is yours.
Several years ago my sister and I went to a Women of Faith weekend together. I had my first experience with attending one when we lived in Freeport, Illinois and I went with a great group that I went to Bible Study with. It was fabulous and I have gone to many others in the years that followed. This last one that Paula and I attended was special in the fact that we both decided to sponsor children through World Vision. I have talked about my sweet little Martin before on this blog . He lives in Zambia, has a little sister and is now 7 years old—he was only 5 when I started to send support to him.
Last month I decided to send Martin a little extra money. Every once in awhile World Vision will send an email out and suggest that if you can it is really a great thing to give above and beyond. Well., Chris and I have been so blessed and it is always good to give a little extra. Today I got a letter and pictures from Martin. Someone else writes the letter for him but I believe that the words are his that are on that page. It made me cry. It was the most adorable thank you letter ever. But the best thing ever was to see the pictures of he and his mother and sister posing in front of all of the things that they had been able to buy with that $100. Martin wrote that they bought a school bag, shoes, shirts and shorts, books, school uniform, groceries and a MATTRESS! A MATTRESS! Which makes me think that Martin never had a mattress to sleep on before. All this for only $100. I wept. Because I have so much. And he has so little.