Sunday, January 29, 2012
This weekend, I received my very first letter from my correspondence child Eric. He's 16 and he's from Uganda. I love learning new things about my kiddos in their intro letters.
Family Members: Lydia is his mother and Moses is his 6 year old brother.
Best Friend: Martin
Favorite School Subject: English
Favorite Food: Irish Potatoes
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Game: Football (Soccer)
Favorite Bible Story: The parable of the ten virgins
Favorite Song: Praise be to God
If he could visit anywhere in the world he would come to America to "see what is there".
I got two messages, one written by Eric and one from a volunteer. Even though Eric is 16, he is only in Grade 4.
Eric's message was a mess of sentences with words that were simply mixed up letters and every once in a while I would recognize a word. The words I understood were: "School, You, My, Hen, Dog, Water, Name." My theory is that he was wanting to show me that he is learning English. I am going to encourage him to keep working!
Dear Kayla ,
Greetings from your sponsored son Eric in the name of our Lord and commander Jesus. He says his family to send their greetings. Eric and his family are grateful to God for having you to choose him as your sponsored child, he says. Eric says he is currently in primary school four and he was 47th out of 94 in his class. He says he wishes you a happy new year. God bless you.
All from your friend,
What a sweetheart. I'm going to write him a response letter right now. I can't wait to get to know this young man.