LETTER FROM A SPONSORED CHILD - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Dear Mary,                                                  
How are you doing, need I ask? I believe you are okay with God on your side. How is your country and family? I trust all is well.

I am writing to thank you for all the help you have been to me for these thirteen years. And I thank God for Compassion International for sending me help through you. I know you do it out of love, God’s love.

Things have gotten better for me since you took me up but the poverty here is still very strong. We cannot get clean water to drink the, closest place we can find good water is thousands of miles away and the only means of transport is our bare and mostly tired feet. Many of my friends and their families can barely find food to eat, there are no jobs here, everyone depends on whatever space they can farm on around their huts, but the rains are rare.

Our huts are very bad now because we lack water to make them better and the mosquitoes are doing us very serious harm. The hut clinics we have never have enough medicine for everyone; some of the children even die as a result. It is very sad to watch children like me struggling,unhappy and dying.

They have no clothes at all, the ones they have are all tattered. If they can find something on their waists they are content, but some just have to go bare.  

There are no schools here, the war destroyed everything. Some of the old teachers just gather us under trees and teach us, they cannot write and we cannot write, there is nothing to write with.

I want to thank you for the love you and so many others have shown the children here through Compassion International and for sharing the love of Jesus our savior, this alone has given us hope that change is coming, knowing that He loves us too much to leave us alone is very soothing. I am looking forward to the day that we will celebrate freedom and the death of this terrible poverty here, it is a dream I know will one day come true.

I also want to ask that you talk to some of your friends to see if they can help some of these suffering children, if they could sponsor one child each. I would really be excited to see them smile like you have caused me to.

I will be writing you again soon, please keep praying for me, for us. I always pray for you from here.

Thank you so much Mary.


Your friend


This is the story of many children, you could go HERE to sponsor a needy child if you have been touched by this child’s story. Look at some of these lovely children: photos are from Compassion International.

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Pepper Tan
    Posted at 06:42h, 26 September

    What a touching story. These children have the right to experience the best of what life has to offer. Their suffering should end.

  • Sarah Fontenot
    Posted at 02:07h, 26 September

    What a wonderful post! I am so glad you are helping to promote child sponsorship through Compassion!