November 23, 2011

Pink ruffles and toothy smiles

Some of you read my March journal post at OurCompassion titled “Gakii’s Christmas: My Surprise!” 

In it I shared about my Kenya correspondence child, Gakii -- another of my Compassion children without a mom.

Last fall I was so burdened for her, and as I prayed I felt specifically impressed to ask God to provide this little one with a new dress or an outfit.  You know, that kind of loving act her mama would do for her if she were around.

I wanted her to feel loved and special like the treasure she is to God’s heart. Yet as much as I would have loved to be able to send money for a dress for her, I was in no position to do anything about it at the time...except for prayer.

But God …

Gakii’s Christmas Thank-You letter arrived in March. Six simple lines of text, and a list of items received through the Compassion project’s Christmas outreach. Most children I know would scoff and grumble at gifts like this.
3 kgs wheat flour
cooking oil
cooking salt
bar soap
But topping the list was this item -- “a girl dress.”

In her six-line-letter Gakii said the dress was beautiful. There was no photo in the letter, so I could only imagine her happiness and what she looked like in her pretty new dress.

Last week I received her updated photo. While I can’t be sure that this is the dress she got last Christmas, I have a sneaking suspicion it probably is!

Sparkling eyes and a seven-year-old toothy smile in a ruffled pink dress! Does it get any better than that? A little girl feeling like a pretty princesses, so precious to God's heart.

Thank you, Lord, for your love and care for this beautiful, precious little person.

Amazing. Wonderful. God.

~ De

You can help release children from poverty in Jesus’ name, too. This holiday season, would you join God in the work He is doing all over the world?


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