First up, a letter from Sagitaria. She is 9 years old and lives in Indonesia. Her letter was short, but had good information.
Yes, I go to church every Sunday. My church is on the side of the road. Every Sunday, I go to church on foot. I don't really understand mathematics. My favorite subject is social studies because I want to hear about Jerusalem. Vegetables that grow in my place are watercress, spinach, and long beans.
Her translator wrote that the purple words translate to fish and duck.
Next, a letter from Celeste! I was a little disappointed, at first, that there isn't any mention of our visit in August, but it seems that she had many other things to respond to. She is responding to my letters about Independence Day, my uncle's wedding, and my questions about her school. She wrote two whole pages and then included a marvelous drawing. She must spend quite a long time on her artwork. It's always so happy and detailed.
Celeste is 11 years old and lives in Honduras.
Hello dear sponsor Kayla,
I am very glad to write you another on of my beautiful letters. Thanks to God, I am doing very well and I hope that you are too. In our project, we also celebrate Independence Day, but on September 15th. Our flag has five stars and they represent the five countries in Central America, which are Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Maybe my country is not that big like yours, but we have very beautiful places. In the project, there is a lack of your country.
I really like to play soccer a lot with my friends and classmates. I am very glad that you had fun with your dear family. Greetings to your uncle Mike and to his dear wife. Tell her that the picture is very beautiful. Also in our country, the groom wears a black suit and the bride a long, white dress. My dream is to get married just like your uncle and also do many things, which the bride and groom enjoy with their families on the special night.
I answer your questions. I am in 4th grade and I am very proud because I got good marks. In school I am taking 12 classes. Yes, we do have a school uniform. It's a white shirt and a blue skirt. Also, blue socks and white shoes. In my school, we don't have a library. Yes, we have a sports team and we play against other schools from my village. We have a good soccer team. I imagine that you are a good teacher and how beautiful the children look. I will always be praying that God keeps pouring much wisdom. In my school we have P.E class and we do it at the soccer field that is very close.
Goodbye with many kisses and hugs,
Lastly, a LONG letter from Wendjy. He had so many wonderful things to share and I feel like I am really getting to know him, through all of the details he shared.
Wendjy is 18 years old and lives in Haiti.
Today, I am so joyful to communicate with you. It's a great opportunity for me every time I get to do that. How are you, your health, and your activities? I trust that everything is going well with you. In answer to the questions you asked; my happiness is when I am living with my family and friends. I like listening to music a lot and to play sports. I am happy to say jokes with my friends. I write with my right hand and I shoot with my left foot. (Interesting) I got to sleep at 10:00 and I wake up at 6:00. My favorite sports are soccer and basketball. I am afraid of darkness. When I am off from school I wake up at 8:00 and I relax for awhile. I have a meal; afterwards I have a bath. I go to school at 7:00 and go back home at 2:00. After school, I have a meal, I watch T.V, and I take a nap for about one hour. I study my lessons. I study math, physics, and chemistry.
I am glad that you like the same meal as me. I am so fond of rice, vegetables, and chicken. I always ask mom or my sister to cook this meal. By 6:00 p.m, I take some walks or I visit the rest of my family and I go back home at 8:00 p.m. I listen to music of watch T.V. I like watching movies a lot. My favorite actor is Will Smith. I am living along with my mom, dad, and my siblings. But, I am now living along with an elder sister of mine in another town. I go to church every Sunday. I belong to Wesleyan Church. It consists of a good bunch of members. In my church, they play drums, piano, and guitar to worship God. Our service starts at 6:00 a.m and ends at 9:00 a.m.
In my community, a wedding is a beautiful event. The groom wears a black or white suit. The bride wears a long dress which covers her whole body from her head to her toes and she also wears a veil over her head. After the ceremony, the organize a big feast too. I would like to get married at the age of 25 or 28.
I want to let you know that I love God very much and I like hearing his word. I accepted Christ at the age of 9 in a decisive day organized by the project. I felt touched by the words they said about God and I found it was essential for me to accept Jesus as my personal savior. I am promoted to a superior grade and I will take an official exam. I request your prayers so that God can give me more intelligence in order to do well in school. I will be praying for you too.