Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to a Little Girl in Ecuador

I wanted to write this post 6 months ago, but was never able to complete it.  I have now finally finished writing the story. This one is so special to me that I just have to share it even if it is 6 months late.  Pretend that it is still December, okay?  Thanks. :)

This past Christmas I participated in the Christmas card drive for unsponsored Compassion children in Ecuador.  I made three different Christmas cards online that were printed and delivered along with many others.  Participating in this project was such a blessing to me.  At a time in my life when I was mostly bedridden, I was so excited to have the opportunity to reach out to a few children in a small, tangible way.  Though I didn't know names or faces, I prayed for the three children who would receive the cards I made. 

A few weeks later I read this post by Brianne Mullins announcing that our Christmas cards had made it to the children in Ecuador.  I carefully looked at all of the pictures to see if I could find a child holding one of my cards, and I was disappointed to not find one.  Then I watched this video that was embedded in Brianne's post:

About halfway through I realized that the little girl was reading a card that I had created!  Not only did I get to see the face of a little girl who received my card, I got to hear her voice.  It was such a special gift to me, and I had tears of joy streaming down my face as I laid in bed watching this beautiful little girl read my letter to her.  What a special Christmas gift the Lord gave me when He sovereignly ordained that my card would be read by this little girl and posted on YouTube for me to see.  At a time in my life when I was bedridden, home bound, and feeling very cut off from the world, this touched me deeply.

Merry Christmas, dear little girl in Ecuador.  I still think of you and pray for you.


  1. Rachel - This is incredible! What a wonderful story. The fact that the camera person turned to take a video of the actual card to show your names was amazing. Thanks for sharing this. I didn't even know about the cards for unsponsored children. That is good to know for this coming year!

  2. Oh my. That made me tear up. How very sweet....


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