Today, I will share the letter I received from Celeste. She filled up the small section on the template and then she also attached a piece of notebook paper. She filled up the entire front of the paper and a few lines on the back. Go Celeste!
I can't wait to meet this precious girl in August!
Here is the letter:
My dear sponsor Kayla,
I greet you with great love and affection to be able to wish you the best and to know a little more from you. I hope that the grace of God reigns in your home always. I would like to tell you of all the beautiful things you have sent me, but I am going to answer your questions. For example, my question of do I see the stars in the sky. Yes, I have seen the stars because I live in a village where we do not have many electric lights so I can appreciate all the good that God make for me to enjoy.
I do not know your song but I will try to learn it. I want to send you Philippians 2:14 because it says something very nice. I told my grandmother your message. She is very special to me and she pays a lot of attention when I talk to her. I am going to try to be better with her so we can both be very happy.
I also play with my friends after classes. I have school in the morning and in the afternoon I go to the project, where we are treated very well and they give us time to play. In school, I like free play. We play a game where you have to follow a group that gets together and runs and somebody has to follow them and touch them. (Sounds like tag to me!) Well, my best friend is Yeili. We are 20 children in my classroom at the project and 35 children at school. My teacher at the project is Zoila and my teacher at school is Ergin.
I want to tell you that you look very beautiful in your photo when you were only 10 years old, like me. It seems that math gives problems to everyone because it also gives me problems. (I sent her a letter and told her what I was like when I was her age).
Here, in our country we had a great new year's celebration, as well as Chritsmas. We had fireworks and we shared with our neighbors. We cooked baked pork and tamales and they were very tasty. And let me tell you that you need to learn more about God because he is real and my tutor says that without God we are nothing and he has given his life. (She must assume I don't know God)
I feel very grateful and happy to be the only girl you sponsor. I saw the boys that you sponsor and I know that they are older or equally my age. (I told her about two of the boys that I sponsor and that she is part of my sponsorship family.) Say hello to the other children for me. I am happy to be a part of this big family too.
It looks like I am going to be a little short (She actually wrote small in statue. Poor thing. She is pretty tiny.) I like music but I don't play an instrument. I praise God by singing. Give a big hug to your classmates (I'm thinking she means my students), the ones in the photo you sent. They are very smart.
I pray for you always. Please pray for me and my family. Kisses and hugs to you. I love you very much.