For Christina it was about so much more than the $38 that she paid monthly from her own earnings, it was about a relationship that she formed with Satish over those 9 years through writing him letters, letters that he always responded to with one of his own.
Nine years after Christina sponsored 8 year old Sathish, she passed from this earth and it was now my turn to listen to my heart and take action. I called Compassion International and took over sponsorship of Sathish, in the process they had me write Sathish a letter informing him of his sponsors passing.
Satish wrote back and communicated to us that Christina was much more than a sponsor, she was more like a mom, encouraging him through very difficult times in his life and always pointing him to Christ.
I called Compassion and shared this story with a dream in my heart of going to India and meeting him and seeing first hand the difference Christina had made in his life.
Before I had a chance to ask they said “Ronnie, would you consider going to India to meet Satish, we would love for this story to be told in our magazine that reaches over 1 million in circulation.
I wept as I felt God going before me, opening doors to opportunities I had never dreamed possible.
So I listened to my heart and flew to a country I had never been, to tell the story of how one girl in America changed the life of a little boy half way around the world, by listening to her heart and sacrificially giving to a boy whom she had never met.