Compassion Child

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Feb.21, 2020

Hello dear sponsors Valhalla Lutheran Church,

I greet you with God’s love. I thank you for the letter you sent to me. I wanted to tell you that I’m having lots of fun with my family on my vacation. We went for a walk to my parents’ hometown where I visited many places. Also, I saw animals. The place was very beautiful, everything was green. There, they harvest potatoes, corn, wheat, etc. Then, we traveled to Santa Cruz to visit my uncle and aunt, whom I had not seen for a long time. We went to visit the zoo. I wanted to see many animals. There were weird animals that scared me a little. We ate ice creams. We walked a little more around the local market. We bought many things. I had lots of fun with my family that day. We spent good times that I’ll never forget. I say goodbye with Lord’s peace. May He always protect and keep you. May God bless you.

Sincerely, Zelma

PS. I ask you to pray for my family and me so that we are always in good health and God always keeps us in His heart.


If anyone from the congregation would like to send a message to our Compassion Child, please email Cindy at (subject line Zelda) by friday, April 17th.  Zelda would love to hear from you!

Our Compassion Child Zelma lives in Bolivia. Here is an update on how COVID 19 is affecting that country.
Bolivia — The country is on quarantine and schools are closed until April 15. Individuals can only leave home once a week to buy food in the morning, and no one can leave home on the weekends. Compassion Bolivia staff held a Fasting and Prayer Day to pray for those affected by the pandemic. All Compassion child development centres have put group activities on hold. The government decree includes some leeway for people working to mobilize resources for the most vulnerable populations, so a few partner churches are permitted to provide food and hygiene supplies to beneficiaries and their families. Partner church staff is checking in with families via phone and providing instructions on hygiene and disease prevention as well as spiritual and emotional support. They have also been able to distribute disease prevention materials to families.