January Compassion Joy

Time to link up with my friend Jill at Compassion Family for her monthly Compassion Joy Dare link up! She encourages each one of us to post about the blessings we receive as sponsors through Compassion, and this past month was an incredible month for me!

 Meeting my Compassion child Felix and his family

Meeting my Compassion child Felix and his family

Most of you know that I was able to go on my first Compassion Sponsor Tour to Mexico where I was able to meet our new sponsored child, Felix! I still have at least one more post to write about our trip, hopefully it will be ready next week.

 First letter from Felix!

First letter from Felix!

Received our first letter from Felix after we got home from our trip! I love that he wants us to pray that his family will know Jesus, definitely my constant prayer for his family.

 Thank you note from Olive!

Thank you note from Olive!

Received a sweet thank you note and pictures from my friend, Olive! I was able to attend her graduation from Denver Seminary in December. She has been a Compassion Leadership Development Program Student. Now that she has completed her studies, she is back in her home country, Uganda. Lord willing, I would love to visit her there one day.

 Compassion Bloggers went to Uganda in January

Compassion Bloggers went to Uganda in January

Speaking of Uganda, were you able to follow the Compassion Bloggers on their trip to Uganda last month? Wow, such powerful stories they shared with all of us! Now that I have been on my own trip, I sure do have a new respect for them. How they process their day and write those posts each night just amazes me. God has surely gifted each one of them with incredible writing talent. I pray you have time to read through some of their posts!

 Shirley was sponsored last month!

Shirley was sponsored last month!

One last thing to share with you! Not only was Shirley sponsored by a family at our church (and she attends the same center in Mexico as our Felix!), Rendy from Indonesia now has a sponsor by another family at our church!

January sure was a month filled with Compassion Joy for me! Be sure to head over to Jill's blog to read about the other Compassion Joy's being shared this month.