We recently got a letter from World Vision telling us that Moretlo, one of the children we sponsor, was leaving the program. In the 15 years we’ve been sponsoring children, this has happened several times. Sponsored children and their families often move to other communities or countries. They may grow old enough to leave the program and support themselves. Other times World Vision has helped a community achieve their goals to be self-sufficient and then move support to more needy communities.
We were bummed to see Moretlo move because Pam and I were able to meet her and spend some time with her on our first trip to Africa.
Here is part of the letter from World Vision:
The World Vision office in Lesotho notified our US office that Moretlo and her family moved away from the community where World Vision sponsorship assistance is provided. As a result, she will no longer be continuing in our sponsorship program. Please continue to pray for Moretlo. Because of you, she and her family have been blessed. Your support was a gift of hope that will be long remembered.
Our family has committed to sponsor 5 children through World Vision. Pam and I have 5 kids and believe that sponsoring one child in honor of each of our kids is a good reminder for all of us to pray and connect with someone who’s needs are bigger than our own.