Susanta is the young man that Matthew started sponsoring back in October.
Susanta lives in India with his parents and 2 older sisters. He lives in a village and likes to play cricket. His favorite color is yellow and he likes apples. In his first letter to Matthew, Susanta asked for prayers for him and his family.
When I asked Matthew why he decided to sponsor Susanta, here was his answer, "I'm not totally sure why I decided to sponsor Susanta, but I do know that the Bible says quite a bit about helping the poor and needy. Here is one of those verses: Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. (Proverbs 14:31 ESV)"
We look forward to getting to know this young better in this new year!