Thursday, July 14, 2016

Closure!

   Three years ago we last traveled to Honduras. Besides going to see our sponsored children we were going to host the Quinceanera for Jeyelly. She (on the left) was our second sponsored child ever and we were excited to provide this for her.
    Fast forward about nine months later and I got that dreaded call from Compassion. The one that every sponsors fears~ Jeyelly had left the project and the program. She had decided to leave her family and move in with her boyfriend. Our hearts were certainly broken. We obviously did not know the reason for her decision and could only pray that we had planted seeds in her life and God was in control.
    When a Compassion child graduates out of the project you have the opportunity to write a final letter. Sometimes you even get to stay connected in our social networking world. However in a case like this it is over and there really is no closure. You can only hope for the best.
    Fast forward to this year. We returned to Honduras to host the Quinceanera for Sophia~Jeyelly's half sister. (Note: The 12 year old girl we remembered has turned into a beautiful princess!) We kind of hoped we would see Jeyelly.  However we did not even know if she was in the same area now. Well Sophia entered and our eyes were on her. All of a sudden we got hugged from behind and there was Jeyelly. She had come but most important we were able to have some closure. Lots of hugs and tears were spread around. She was glad to see us. We were thrilled to say hello and remind her how important she was in God's eyes and ours. She is now married and pregnant and we are reconnected through Facebook. God is good!

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