Today I received a "goodbye" letter from M. He is graduating from his "gymnasium" (boarding school) and leaving the child sponsorship program to attend a vocational school this fall. According to this wikipedia article, vocational school in Moldova will continue for 3 years. During this time he will be trained for a career. I'm not sure what his living situation will be.
I was wrong
But he's gone. There is a small chance that I would be able to continue to support/assist him during his vocational training. I've absolutely no idea what this would cost- if it could be broken down into monthly payments- or even if I could afford it at all. I am going to call in the morning and try to find out. I had planned on doing this 3 years from now but definitely not THIS year.
I was able to visit M in March of 2010. He grew up so fast.
I was hoping I could visit again someday. I hope I can write a small note back.
M is in God's Hands
BUT for now, there are still children needing sponsors, so I was asked to sponsor a younger child in kindergarten. His parents are alive but very poor. He has special needs (hearing impaired and he has dyslexia) so he stays at a state school during the week and goes home on weekends and for holidays. He is
described as a "sad and lonely child" which is heartbreaking.
So life goes on. I hope M is able to attend a good trade school and get some useful skills, find a good job, get married, have kids, love Jesus. But now it's all in God's Hands. M is in God's Hands. He always was. He always will be.