From Sarah Nicholson, a missionary working with CRF in Kenya:
When you write to your sponsored child, they finally understand that someone on the other side of the world cares about them. When I show up at school with letters to hand out, the excitement among the kids is contagious. I just say a name, and they all run to find their friend and tell them the good news that they have received a letter!
After the child reads their letter, they pass it around to their friends so everyone can share in the joy. For children who don’t have anyone in Kenya that loves them enough to invest in their life, this letter represents God’s provision in their lives. It represents that fact that God is big enough to send someone to them from the other side of the world.
In Sunday school the children sing, “My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty!” Just how big is this God that they are learning about? He is big enough to move the heart of someone in the richest country in the world to provide for one of the world’s poorest children.
Believe me when I say that if you were here to see your sponsored child’s face when I place that envelope in their hands, you would understand how important your letters truly are.