Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Year With Kalpesh

I was assigned Kalpesh as a correspondence child, one year ago today, on December 30th.

I am beyond in love and oh so very proud of this 10 year old boy from India. He write brilliant letters, in fact, he's written 27 letters to me in the last year. He loves to write as much as I do. He answers every question that I ask him and he always asks his own questions. We truly have a wonderful pen pal relationship going. It's wonderful. Kalpesh has truly become like a member of my family. I have already decided that if his financial sponsor ever drops him, I will pick up the sponsorship and then pray about the money later. I just can't imagine letting him go if I don't have to.
Like I said, Kalpesh is a wonderful writer. I would like to share some memorable quotes of his from over this last year:
"I heard the verse "I am the way, the truth, and the life," but didn't understand it, now I realize what it is."
"First of all, thanks to the Lord for his goodness because he is keeping me safe in his holy hands"
"In my life I never celebrate birthday but this year with all the parents of our project children we celebrated very enthusiastically at our project."
"I like it very much, because few months before my dad is passed away and my mom is only bread winner and we are four siblings, so I can't expect more from my mom. We are living happily with which we have."
"Last year, when our project field trip at Aurangabad that time I saw lot of wild animals at zoo like tiger, lion, elephant, leopard, fox, wolf, and various kinds of birds and snakes."
"In last month, I received a school bag, uniform, sandals, notebooks, and other educational materials from the project."


  1. Wow, 27 letters?! I haven't received that many letters from any of my kids, and I've been sponsoring some for 2 1/2 years! He seems like a pretty special guy :)

    1. I know, 27 letters is a ton! I am so happy to be a part of Kalpesh's life.

  2. Can't believe it's only been a year with Kalpesh! It seems like he's been your sponsored child(correspondent) forever! :)

    Janna just assigned me a 14 year old East Indian boy named Subhash from the 300. Very excited to write to an Indian child. :)

  3. You are not the first person to say that! It does seem like I've known him for so much longer than I have. It's amazing how great a year can be.

    Congrats on your Indian child! You're going to love writing to him.