Meeting our sponsored child for the first time
2020 has been all about the “new normal”, plans have been cancelled and jumping on a plane has never seemed such a remote idea. But despite all this, Lizzie from Kettering (above right, with her mum Caroline) recently managed a very special meeting, when she met, for the first time, a very special friend — Odalis from Honduras.
Visiting my sponsored child, six-year-old Odalis, has been my dream since I began sponsoring her back in 2018. I researched how to get to Honduras, but soon realised flights could be trickier to get there than I expected. I, knew then it would be very hard to meet Odalis. I didn’t expect I’d ever be able to realise my dream of meeting her – let alone in the middle of a global pandemic.
We have been sponsoring children through World Vision as a family for a very long time. My mum and I now sponsor nine children between us. Odalis was the first child I chose to sponsor on my own, so I feel a special connection to her. I remember when I started sponsoring her, I was so excited. Being able to finally meet her with my mum, makes it even more special.