Monday, April 15, 2013

Another Long Letter! This Time, from Kalpesh

I also heard from my boy, Sagar, today. Scroll down to read his letter.

I am so happy to have heard from my lovely boy, Kalpesh. Last year, I heard from him multiple times a month and this year, I heard from him in January, and then nothing until today. I was so happy to get a letter from him that literally jumped up and down and squealed in my apartment. It's a good thing that I get home from work before anybody else in my building, haha.

Here's the letter:

Dearest Friend Kayla ,
Greetings to you in the sweet name of Lord Jesus Christ from me and my family members in this wonderful new year. Once again, I am very glad to write this letter to you. First of all, praise the Lord and thanks to him for this wonderful opportunity. Also, I am very glad to receive your letters, stickers of cars, pictures of Big Ben and Grand Canyon, your photograph, picture of tiger, and cross stickers. Also, the picture of Jesus Christ's birth. One thing I forgot about was our anniversary of our friendship. Happy friendship anniversary to you to. (The one year anniversary of writing to Kalpesh was in December). I also wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I promise I will do everything without complaining and I will memorize the verse with you. (I shared Philippians 2:14 with him).
Here, I am trying to answer your questions. I go to school by walking. My favorite subject is Marathi. I struggle with English at school. I spend 6 hours a day at school. My best friend is Kalpesh at school (Guess Kalpesh is a common name!) There are 52 children in my class. My class teacher's name is Mrs. Vidya. My house is made up with wood, sticks, and mud. I am staying iwth my uncle, aunt, and cousin siblings. Most people here are daily wage workers. I like to learn about Jesus at the project. There are 163 children registered at the project. I like to know more about baseball. (I shared with him about a baseball game I went to).
Thank you so much for doing everything for me. Once again, wish you very happy and prosperous new year and may God help you in your job and give you good health.
With Lots of Love,


  1. I was actually going to ask you the other day if you'd heard from Kalpesh lately. It's not like him to take so long for a letter. Looks like it was worth it though! :)

    1. I'm so glad that I heard from him. It is definitely not like him to go that long without writing, but it does seem like India is taking awhile to adjust to the new letter writing system. Kalpesh did mention that he was happy for the opportunity to write to me. To me, it sounds like he was maybe not able to write whenever he wanted to anymore.

  2. That is so very cute that he said happy friendship anniversary!!!! What a precious guy!!! I love it!!! And that's so fun that he wants to learn more about baseball :)

    1. He is definitely a precious guy. I love him so much. I can't wait to send him a baseball themed letter. I think I'll send an email so I can attach some photos.