I received three letters in the mail yesterday. One each from Sandesh, Celeste, and Jhon. I will share them with you now.
First up, is a letter from Sandesh. I always get such great letters from him (and all my Indian kids, especially my boys). Sandesh has written letters by himself in the past, but the last few by him have been written in English, by a translator, and both the front and back of the page is full. I don't know if this is done to save space or to save time in translation. I would love to see letters written in Sandesh's hand again someday, though.
Sandesh is 10 years old. This letter is dated February 18th, 2014.
Greetings to you in the mighty name of Jesus. Myself, Priyanka, am writing this letter on behalf of Sandesh. How are you? Sandesh and his family is happy here. He got your letter. He is very happy about you and your family. He likes your photos. How is your nursery going on? Church and family?
Sandesh is always excited about you and your letters. You are such a good writer. He likes your letters very much. What is the weather like where you live? Here it is hot now. Sandesh tells love for your family, friends, students, you and your close friends, church members.
Please do let him know how he can be praying for you.
He likes Good Samaritan story in bible. God loves you. Psalm 23:1.
Sandesh is regular student in our project. He invites you to India and our project. He likes you. He says you're beautiful girl and kind, loving, and brilliant girl. He wants to see you. Your writing skill is so good. He is impressed on your letters.
Sandesh likes Compassion syllabus in project. He is very excited to hear about Jesus as the creator of human beings as well as nature.
He wants to know more about you. He likes your sister and her boyfriend. Is so good. They both are really beautiful and made for each other. Your mother is also pretty. He loves your family. He always prays for you. Please pray for him and his family. He and his family is happy here by the grace of God.
Thank you very much for your support, prayer, help, and love. God bless you. Love you. Take care.
On Behalf of Sandesh
Next up in a letter from my Honduran firecracker, Celeste. Man, I love this precious girl. It is always a celebration when I receive a letter from her.
In February, a friend of mine went on a sponsor tour to Honduras and took gifts for my three kids there. Celeste is the first one to mention the gifts. I'm so glad she received them.
Celeste just turned 12 years old, but was 11 when this letter was written. The letter is dated March 11th, 2014.
To My Dear Sponsor Kayla,
It is a great joy to be able to write you a letter once again to someone who I really love. I want to thank you for the letters you have sent to me. Also I am very glad for the little packet of gifts that you sent me. I received a beautiful white Hello Kitty purse, the little notebook, the hair laces, hairband, the crayons, and playdoh. It was a great joy! I want to tell you that I am very happy that you are part of my family. My grandma, my sister Vicki, and my brother Mario send you greetings. Also, summertime is coming up here in my country. It is a very beautiful season because many of us can enjoy going to the beaches or river that we have in my country. Also, Holy Week is coming up and we have a week off from school and also from work, because this way we can enjoy the family and also we enjoy yummy meals that we do for that time. Do you celebrate that week in your country as well? Are their beaches close to your house? My friends send you greetings. I want to ask you to always carry me in your prayers because I always pray for you. I thank God because you have been so nice to me. Greetings. I love you very much.
Last, but not least, the letter from my dear friend, Jhon, who lives in Bolivia. His letters are always great. I've said it before, but the letters from my older kids, especially my older boys are always so full on information and love. My older boys are very special to me.
This letter is a bit shorter than his letters usually are, but he does mention that he's been very busy with school. I can't blame him for writing a shorter letter.
Jhon is 15 years old. This letter was written February 17th, 2014.
Hello Dear Sponsor Kayla,
I greet you with the peace of the Lord. I thank you for the letter, the Christmas card, and the photo. The truth is I barely have time because I'm busy with homework. Yes, we did decorate the Christmas tree with lights. The weather in Bolivia varies because it's raining, but it's sunny at the same time. We are fine and my entire family thanks you for praying. Thank you for the birthday gift. I bought pants, a shirt, and shoes for school. I want to tell you that classes started two weeks ago. I'm happy because I'm eager to study. Classes didn't start in the city of Beni because it was flooded by their pouring rain. I say goodbye with the peace of the Lord. God bless you. Isaiah 40:31.
My prayer request: My family.