I had requested a packet for my participation in my 5 Week Club group. I had asked for an older child as I know they are often harder to find sponsors for. I also wanted a girl as I know they tend to write more letters and my last request was that she be from a South American country. I had her packet for a few weeks and I decided to share it with all my Facebook friends in hopes of finding a sponsor but, I had not luck and a few more weeks went by with no interest. See when I have a child packet I carry it with me as much as possible because I have learned you never know when an opportunity to share about Compassion and the work they do will present itself. So, one day I was on my way to school to pick up my children and I was running ahead of schedule which for those who know me they would say that never happens but, that day was an exception. I decided to stop and see my grandmother who lives close to the school. When I stopped she was sitting outside enjoying the warm weather as it was July. We got to talking and she mentioned seeing Jaqueline on my Facebook page. She asked some questions about what all was involved with sponsorship and asked if I had posted it for her to see and I said no that I was just looking for someone who would like to sponsor her. We talked about some other things and I went on my way to pick up the kids at school. It was a normal visit and I didn't give it much thought. A few weeks later I was talking with my grandmother again and she asked again if I had posted that girl just for her and I said no but, I asked why she asked that? She shared with me that they had the same first name but, that it was spelled alittle different and that they shared the same birthday. I laughed and said that I did realize that the name was the same but, that I didn't realize that birthday was the same. I know I should have remembered my grandmothers birthday but, I just didn't put it together. Again we talked about some other things and time went on.
Jaqueline's packet expired and I had ordered a new child to share with people and out of the blue I got a text from my grandmother asking if I got found a sponsor for Jaqueline and I told her no that her packet had expired and that I had a new child I was sharing. She asked if I could see if she was still available. So I did some checking and she was still not sponsored so I asked them to put a hold on her for me. I then let my grandmother know that she was still available. See my grandmother is in her 80's and I never thought to ask her if she was interested in sponsoring her. My grandmother said she wanted to sponsor her but, only if I agreed to take over her sponsorship if anything happened to her. I agreed and she became Jaqueline's sponsor.