Talk about a rewarding experience! One of our team members, Jenifer, has sponsored children in need for nearly two decades. She recently discovered a heartwarming connection between the children. Here's what she had to say:
“I began sponsoring a boy from Ecuador thru Child Fund when he was six years old. Johnathan and I wrote letters, exchanged pictures and drawings throughout his childhood. My sponsorship allowed him to take part in school activities and health checkups. I would send extra for his birthday and Christmas and he was able to buy new shoes, new jacket and even a mattress. I received notice from Child Fund that my sponsorship with Jonathan was ending as he turned 19 and was getting married. He now has a little boy of his own. About a year ago we found each other on social media and he sent me a very heartfelt message thanking me for sponsoring him thru his childhood, he indicated that the programs he was able to take part in because of the sponsorship helped shape him into the man he is today.
When my sponsorship ended with Jonathan I received the name and picture of a beautiful little girl named Karen that lived in the same area as Jonathan. It turned out that I am now sponsoring Johnathan’s little niece who is 4 years old. I look forward to receiving correspondence from her in the coming years.”