Last week I received a letter from my sweet girly from the Philippines! She wrote it herself in english.( How cool is that??) Here are some parts of her sweet letter!
Dear Alyssa Price, Hello upon reading this letter of mine, I hope you are in good situation and have a beautiful smile ( I was smiling for sure!) ..... My family celebrate the Christmas season in my Grandmothers house. I enjoyed playing with my cousins. ... I thanks that our Savior was born.... I always attend our K.K.S.C class ( Compassion project :) every Saturday. I loved my teacher because she is good and patient Lexus Kin ( her brother) was not enjoyed Christmas season because he was injured in bicycle. My mother brought him to the hospital, but don't warry ( worry :) he was recovered now.... Sweet kisses and Jesus loves you all. Love Lots, Jazzy Rain
I am getting so close to this little girl! She is like the LITTLE ( I have a big) sister I never had. I love her so much.
Last Friday I spent the night with my friend. We had the music in the back ground pretty much the whole night. We just left the music low when we all started to fall asleep. This song played twice as I was laying down in dark silence.
I am realizing I am going to stand out. That is a good thing, but that is hard. I feel weird. We are called to be different for Jesus.. and for His glory.
Sometimes I try to hard to fit in and then fail. . . and then I feel worse then if I would have just been myself and been different.... am I making any since? Anyway here is the song. :)
Donotbeconformedtothisworld, butbetransformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
A few weeks ago I was able to go ice skating with my church. It was my first time since I was like 7.... haha..... I did better than I thought I was going to. :)
I really didn't want to go. It was Saturday.... It had been a busy week.... I was tired. But my mom came to my room and said " Lysa it's time to get up if you are coming. Mrs. Tisha called and Giselle is coming"
Giselle is one of my sweet girls I work with every Wednesday in Awana...... I went.
I am so glad I went... We had a lot of fun! She is precious.
Poor Giselle hurt her ankle skating... She cried... I felt so bad. :(
Then she fell asleep with me holding ice on her ankle.....
After she woke up... She wanted to read my letters from my other girls... far away..... That was very special....
I love this sweet girl a lot. I am so blessed to have this opportunity to share just a little of God's love for her.
I want to be used by Him every day.... even the days when I just want to stay home....
Thursday we went to Refuge Ranch. This family adopts/fosters a lot of children.... like 25! There is only 13 in the ranch right now. It was so fun. There were a lot of girls to meet. I made some pretty cool friends.
Some of the younger kids did a dance. It was really beautiful!!
Well I missed Song Saturday. Sorry. I am in Florida visiting my brother and his wife. We have had a lot of fun.... unfortunately it ends today. We have school tomorrow. :(
Anyway... few weeks ago I said I would share an awesome story with you. Well here goes.:)
My Dad had mentioned sponsoring another child from South America, through Compassion for him and my two little brothers to write to ( That is amazing in itself). My mom, my two little brothers and I looked at the Compassion site to see who God had for us. We decided to wait and pray about the little boy ( The boys were sure they wanted a boy about their age) we had in mind, and the boy God had for us.
My mom posted on Our Compassion asking for some info about some countries. A lot of people commented about a man named Kees Boer. They said he was looking for a sponsor , for a little boy from Bolivia named Erik. They said Kees goes to Bolivia often and he will get us a lot of pics and even some videos of Erik and his project.
We talked to Kees that night on Facebook. He told us many things. He showed us videos and pics. We told him we would pray and try to give him an answer about Erik in the morning after we talk to the boys and of course Dad. I was kind of nervous about it but we prayed it would work out. :)
The next morning we talked to the boys. They were so excited!! Of course they said they would love to sponsor Erik. :) Then Dad...... well he wasn't that excited but he said YES!!!
God is sooo Great!!!
This is Erik......
This is his Compassion photo.
This is one of Mr. Kees's pictures
Isn't he so sweet and cute!! <3 Mr. Kees says "He is a very tenderhearted young boy". :)
We are so excited about what God has planned for us and this little boy.