Sunday, July 7, 2013

The First Letter from Khushi!

It's been a long time waiting for this letter. Just over 6 months. I became Khushi's correspondent sponsor on December 26th and I received her letter on Friday, July 5th.

Let me tell you, as far as first letters go, this one is absolutely wonderful. Khushi writes all in English and has pretty impeccable handwriting, spelling, and grammar. I wouldn't suspect that English is her second language at all. I learned in this letter that she is in 6th grade. She's only 9! That definitely explains why she writes so well.

In this letter, she also answers my questions for the letter I send to all of my new sponsor/correspondent children. I ask them all a list of questions about their home, community, school, and project. Khushi wrote two pages in this letter!

This letter was written on April 24th, so it took a little over 2 months to get to me. Not bad!


Dear Sponsor Kayla,

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you and your family is well. I am also fine with my family and my school is going well. Now I am in 6th grade in my school. I want to thank you very much for your letter. I received your letters and I learnt a lot from you. I enjoyed learning from you. I liked very much the story of Daniel that you shared with me. (I wrote about Daniel in the Lion's Den). Indeed, God is faithful and can do anything that seems impossible for us. 

I go to the project regularly. We are learning about how much God loves us. We also learn songs, bible stories, and activities. We just heard the story of creation and Noah from our project teacher.

Here, weather is beautiful. We live in a mountain village, so we don't have much heat, even in the summer. This is April. It has been raining for a couple of days. People in our village are collecting wheat crop. 

Here are answers for some of your questions asked to me on January 23rd, 2013. Yes, I do wear a uniform to my school. I stay at my school from 7:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. I get to my school by walking. It takes just 10 minutes for me to reach my school. I like all the subjects but my favorite is Hindi. My house is made of stones. I sleep on a bed. We get water in our community by hand pump and water tank. People travel in our community by walking. They also drive and some adults ride bikes. 162 children attend our Compassion project. 

Once again, thank you very much for sponsoring me. Thank you for your prayers. 




  1. This is interesting because my World Vision girl who lives in the same region (Himalayas) also writes in English. At first, I was kind of suspicious and was wondering if someone else was writing for her and I was getting duped, but that's good to know that your girl writes in English as well. Perhaps that's normal for this region.

    1. Actually, almost all children in India are taught English in school, from the very first day they start primary school. But usually, they aren't fluent enough in it to write letters until secondary school. Being this advanced in English at such a young age is very impressive.

    2. Ahh, interesting info. I guess I got suspicious because my first Indian girl (from Uttar Pradesh) only writes in Hindi, so I guess I assumed this girl would too. It's definitely a child's handwriting though, so I guess she knows English! Pretty cool.

  2. Fantastic letter! Maybe they will start coming more frequently now that you have the first one.

    1. That's what I'm hoping for! Only time will tell.

  3. What a beautiful first letter! there is so much information and answers to your questions. It's so nice. What a smart little girl! I'm glad that this program will continue to support her ambitions, it seems that she will go far!

    1. She's definitely a smart girl. I do think she's going to do great things in her life.

  4. What a great first letter!! I love how Khushi answered all your questions!! And how encouraging to know that her school is only about 10 minutes walk away from her home. She sounds like a precious girl!!