I thought I would take a day each week to introduce you to each of my Compassion International kids. Each of them are such a uniquic individual, that I love so dearly, I thought I would you may like to get to know they a little more. Plus I love to share about my kids! :)
My very first sponsorship was a girl from Thailand, who went by the name Dream. Her real name was Jirapon and she was 10 years old. I had just turned 18 and been on my second mission trip with Global Expeditions to Peru. The previous year I had traveled to South Africa, and while I had the desire to sponsor a child at that time, knew I had no way of actually financially supporting a child at that time. But by this point I was 18 and knew once I was home, I would have to been getting a job, so while I didn't have the money at the time, this was something I could definitely do, and did!
I was so excited and spent forever pouring over the photos at the table. I thought I would pick out a child from Africa, and that was where I kept looking. But then I thought about how most of the countries in Asia are pretty closed to the gospel, so I looked over at the kids from Asia. Then I saw her; I saw her name and knew she was the kid. So I grabbed her packet, but as I know others do too, kept looking just to make sure she was the kid. There wasn't any other face that stuck out, or names, and while India might have been a better chose in terms of being more closed to the gospel, Dream from Thailand was my child.
Dream is 17 years old now, she will be 18 in February. And while I think of her from time to time and pray she is well, I am amazed and what a ripple effect a young girl can make in the life of someone else. And I doubt she could even begin to imagine how much God used her in my life. Dream I love you, I am proud of you, and I pray you continue to grow up to reach your full potential in Christ!