Jamie, my sponsor, poured out Jesus' love into my heart through her letters. One of her letters said:
"Good afternoon Jonathan! I wanted to send you a little note to let you know that I was thinking about you."
My father never thinks about me, but my sponsor took time to let me know that she was thinking about me. Another impactful letter was this one:
"Hello, Jonathan. Happy 15th birthday!! I hope you had a very enjoyable birthday."
My father never called me for a birthday, but Jamie remembered my birthday every year.
One day, Jamie wrote a letter, maybe the most impactful letter in my whole life, eight months after my father told me I was a mistake. And this is what the letter says:
"Greetings Jonathan from Michigan. We received our first dust of snow today on Thanksgiving. Today is a great day to reflect on all the things that I'm thankful for, and you are one of those that I'm greatly thankful for."
God sent Jamie to be a sister when my sisters were kept from me.
Jamie reminded me that I was not a mistake when my father said that I was. Jesus’ love through Jamie changed my life forever.
Currently, Jonathan is serving with Compassion as a full-time field Experience Specialist working with sponsors, artists, speakers, churches and students who are interested in the ministry of Compassion in the Dominican Republic to connect and help the children living in extreme poverty.