When Mandi went to Kenya ... she met Maureen ... like I shared in my last post. She was also able to meet Maureen's nephew... Dimitrius ~ Dimmy for short. As sad as it is.... in Kenya the need for sponsorship is so great that only one child per family is eligible for sponsorship. Oh how we love Maureen! This pics of her just warm my heart!
This is Dimmy (8yrs old) when he received a package we mailed to Nairobi, Kenya.
The letter that he wrote in school. Maureen was able to scan it and email to me! I will forever cherish it!you can read Dimmy's story by clicking here or the link above.
When we write our sponsored child... it changes their lives. We have the chance to give them Hope. My heart still hurts as I miss him. I am praying for Maureen and her mom & brothers as they remember Dimmy.... today especially. Three weeks after Dimmy went to be with Jesus... Dimmy's mom (Maureen's sister) died with malaria. Her name was/is Jacquline... and she and Dimmy matter to God. Dimmy and his mom died of a preventable illnesses... tb and malaria. When you sponsor a child through Compassion International they receive medical care... among so many other things.
So today... even though it is so hard... I remember Dimmy. When I share with others Dimmy is a part of my story. His life is making a difference for other children who need sponsors!
We love you, Dimmy! Auntie Teena, is so thankful that God brought you into our lives and you will always live in our hearts.
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