As a child, isn’t it the greatest thing to have a pen pal? I know I was always excited to be writing letters. This month we were very excited to receive a handwritten letter from our sponsored child, Mabel Mendoza, from all the way in Ecuador! She is now in tenth grade and wrote to us about her Carnival celebrations. It is such a great thing to be able to communicate with someone so far away and still feel so close when reading his or her letter. We are so grateful to be sponsoring her and cannot wait to receive more letters from her in the future!