Counting to One Thousand Gifts on this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful 457) I received a letter from my sponsor child, Kenneth.
As it lies open on my African blanket, I wonder in amazement of the timing, as I wrote Kenneth a letter this week! Our letters crossed. We were both thinking of each other. I don’t know what it is about this child, but my heart continually thinks on him and prays for him.
I recently made the decision to return to Zambia, Africa this June to serve at Camp LIFE once again. And today I made the final decision to add on the Father’s Heart Sponsorship trip, so I can see Kenneth.
His letter says he misses me “so much.” He and his care takers recently received mealie meal (the main ingredient in Zambia’s staple food nshima). It was a special day of blessing for Kenneth. He thanked me for the food, as well as school supplies. He’s advancing to 7th grade and enjoys school. Zambia’s school year is starting now, so he’s receiving all his supplies to start the school year off right.
Kenneth also shared that his favorite sport is football (soccer) and he enjoys playing outside with his friends. But what struck me the most was the last two lines in his letter which say, “My best Bible verse Isaiah 59:1. I love you a lot!!!” My heart melted.
Kenneth is a very quiet and shy boy. So for him to say, “I love you a lot!!!” with three exclamation marks, means the world to me.
Isaiah 59:1 says, “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save you, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Wow! Just Wow!
This orphan boy has cried for help to God and I’m so honored and thankful (458) to play a part in God saving him from the streets and hearing his cry. Counting the days to see Kenneth!
Please pray for me on this faith journey. If you would like to contribute monetarily, you can do so here: http://www.camplifezambia.com/humphries.