Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My prayers have been answered!

For those of you who read my Compassion Bolivia trip report a short couple of months ago, I had mentioned about a little girl named Nicol who caught my eye at project BO706. Here's the excerpt from my earlier post:

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"A little girl caught my eye in the class we were sitting in on, such a sweet face, that I decided to inquire if she had a sponsor yet, and was pleased to find out that she did not. I then asked our trip co-leader Sharon to inquire on how to go about sponsoring her. It turned out that little Nicol was Pastor Benjamin’s youngest daughter! And the older girl who was looking after Nicol during the day was actually her older sister Jasmine, so therefore the reason why the whole family came to meet me and take a picture with me. Even if it’s not official yet, they are already thinking of me as Nicol’s sponsor!"

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An update - it seems that when we tried to find Nicol in the Compassion system, she did not exist!!  Apparently, as she already attended the project as she was the project pastor's daughter, they must have thought that she was automatically registered, but the reality was that no registration paperwork had been filled out yet (good for me)!!  But that meant I had to be patient while they got her registered at the field level, then paperwork transferred to Compassion International's office in Colorado Springs, USA, then up to Canada.  Well, after a long two-month wait, I finally got a call from Compassion Canada yesterday morning with the wonderful news that Nicol's paperwork had arrived in the Canadian office and that they had added Nicol to my sponsor account!!!  I also found out that her birthday is on January 8th, only one day before mine!!

So, with no further ado, I present to you my precious 3-year old Nicol (in the first photo, I'm with her and her older sister Jasmine, and the second photo shows Nicol blowing me a good-bye kiss as our bus was getting ready to leave)!

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