First up, I got a letter from my sweet Solomon from India. It was the My Christian Learning template, with a message on the back. The written letter was a bit of a jumbled, confusing mess because it appears he is answering/referring to several things from a few letters from me.
Solomon is 8 years old. This letter was written January 17th.
2. My favorite bible verse is: "The Lord is my shepherd" Psalm 23:1
3. What I like about Jesus is: Loving and Living God
4. My favorite English action song begins: "Jesus loves me this I know..."
5. When I pray to Jesus, I pray for: My family and my sponsor.
Greetings to you in our Lord Jesus Christ. How are you? I am Mrs. Umakumar (project staff) writing this letter on behalf of Solomon. He and his family is doing well. He is very happy to receive all your letters. He was so glad to hear from you. An angel looks like a beautiful queen with bright white dress, with crown and wings. (I asked my kids what they think an angel looks like). The soldiers are brave. I like their braveness. He likes to fight for the country. (Solomon wants to be a soldier when he grows up. I asked him why). Christmas was celebrated happily in their house. He decorated his house with colorful stars, Christmas tree, and balloons. On Christmas, he shared sweets with his neighbor. Sweets and clothes he received at the project. What is the meaning of Fall Festival? (I told my kids about a fall festival we had at my church.) Yes, we do many activities like singing, learning, coloring, drawing, and games. Yes, he is absolutely fine by God's grace. He likes the picture of autumn leaves and apple tree. He likes the Christmas tree card. Stickers are very nice. He liked it. Please pray for him. He is also praying for you.
Next, I received a letter from my girl Maria, who lives in Brazil. This was the very first letter I received from her and I learned a lot of things about her! I love first letters, especially when they are so descriptive.
Maria is 9 years old. This letter was written March 10th.
Dear sponsor Kayla,
I and my family are fine. How are you? Here in the project there are many courses. I do swimming, ballet, and art. My school is very good. My favorite subjects are Portuguese, Science, and English. What are yours? How old are you? I will turn 10. When is your birthday? Mine is June 11th. What is your favorite animal? Mine is a dog. Do you have a pet? I have a beautiful dog. Her name is Morenna, but she is naughty. She turned 1 year old on February 25th. Do you have brothers and sisters? I have a brother called Junior. I like drawing. What is your favorite color? Mine is lilac and pink.
Bye Kayla. Many kisses, good luck, much peace. God bless you always and forever.
Fongwin is 11 years old. This letter was written on March 6th.
Good morning my sponsor. I feel very happy for writing this letter to you again. I am my family are doing well. Are you and your family doing well? I thank you very much for your prayers for me and I also thank you very much for supporting me as well. I thank you very much for you have kept me in your prayers. I also thank you you very much for sending me the gift and I received it. (A friend took a gift to him in January) I like it so much. During this time, it is summer time in my country and I think that the weather in this year is the hottest year compared with the past. I would like to know whether there is snow falling in your country or not. I am going to holiday after the final examination and the school holiday this year is about two months. The project is organizing a summer camp during the school holiday in April at the church and I feel very happy for going to attend the camp together with my friends. I will tell you more about the summer camp in the next letter. I would like to know whether there is a summer camp for the children in your country or not. I would like you to pray for my final examination too. Finally, may God bless you and your family with happiness.
With Love in Christ,