Today, I signed onto my account and was absolutely shocked at what I saw. TWO MORE CHILDREN. I checked my email for an explaination and sure enough, Janna had sent me an email. It seems that ONE amazing person has sponsored 200 children on their own, under one condition. That condition was that all 200 children were given a correspondent sponsor. God bless this person. They clearly understand the importance of children getting letter, even if they cannot write to the children themselves.
I got two children added to my account because I essentially told Janna that I am always willing to write to more kids. But, now that I have 17 children to write to, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, honestly. However, I have already sent two letters to each of these new kids and I am so excited to get to know them. Without further ado, here are my two new "children."
First, meet Melaku. He is from Ethiopia. He will turn 20 years old on January 2nd. He only has one more year left in the Compassion program and I intend to make this year one he will remember. I am going to send him more letters than he knows what to do with, haha.
Melaku lives with his father and mother, both of whom are employed as builders. Melaku is attending school, but appears to be out of high school. I'm guessing he's attending university or vocational school or some sort. He helps his parents at home by cleaning and carrying water. For fun, he enjoys playing soccer.
And secondly, this lovely lady is Pranali. She is 15 years old and from India (Yes, I was given another child from India! Okay, God, what's your plan with me and India?) Her birthday is June 26th.
Pranali lives with both of her parents, who are both employed as day laborers. Pranali helps at home by cleaning, watching dishes, helping in the kitchen, and gardening. For fun, she enjoys jumping rope, walking, running, reading, and playing hide-and-seek. She is also in 8th grade with average performance.