Today, I got two letters from Abu in Sierra Leone and two letters from Florenc in Albania. I'm going to separate the letters into two posts, so each boy can have his own space. We wouldn't want them to get jealous, would we? :)
Here are the letters:
Way back, I got a letter of Abu with a picture of how he spent the gift money that I sent him. Some of the things in the picture were hard to see and I had questions about some of the other things. In this first letter, Abu is answering some of my questions.
I made a copy of the photo, decorated it a little bit, and sent it back to Abu and his grandma. They mention the picture too.
Dear Kayla ,
Abu and grandmother received the photos and letter you sent for them. They were very surprised to see Abu's photo again in different colors. They really like that you are rapidly changing them in better ways.
The goat in the photo you saw is a female one, but it has no name. It is funny, not so?
In the red bag in the photo were some wearings for Abu since Christmas was drawing nearer, he asked for new clothes, so some were bought for him and he was pleased to get them.
Once again, Abu and grandmother say many thanks to you and your family and pray that God continues to protect and provide for you all.
This second letter is referencing a letter that I sent out at the end of the summer. I went to a baseball game and sent a letter telling about baseball and how the game is played. I sent some pictures of the players throwing, catching, and batting.
Abu and grandmother received the letter and the photos of the baseball players, for which they say thank you.
Indeed, it is wonderful to see the player in action, they commented. They say they have never seen baseball nor the players with their eyes, but they asked where such a game could be seen. The answer was in the capital city - Freetown. Abu loves to play football, but has never heard of baseball and is happy to look at the photos always.
In Abu's community, people celebrate only one festival - Harvest, every year, apart from the other Muslim and Christian celebrations. During the Harvest Festival, they dance eat a lot and give thanks to God for their harvest and wait for the other year's harvest.