It has been just over a month now since my Compassion trip to Colombia, and I have been hesitating to write that first post visit letter to Lina.
I was eager to upload and print out photos of my trip to mail to her, they have been here on my desk for at least a couple of weeks now.
So why has it taken me so long to write that first letter?
When I sat down at the table to start that letter and started looking at the photos of my time with Lina, the tears started falling down my cheeks.
How do you even express in words what a trip like this means?
We had such a precious time together. I learned more things about Lina that I wouldn't have known if I hadn't made the trip. Precious things that fill my heart with so much joy!
But I also learned a couple of things that will keep me in continually prayer for her.
So what did I write to her? I told her I was so thankful that God gave me the opportunity to travel to Colombia to meet her. I asked her to thank her family for the sweet gifts and for allowing her to travel to meet me. Also, I asked her to thank her travel companion who chaperoned her on her very first airplane rides!
Most of all, I reminded her that God loves her more than anyone and He has a plan for her. This is the most important thing I can share with each one of our Compassion children, each and every time I write to them.