Friday, April 18, 2014

Treasure from India!

Today I received letters from two of my Indian boys, Sagar and Kalpesh. These two boys absolutely have my heart. It is always a great day when I hear from them.

Awhile back, Sagar wrote me a letter telling me that he learned about vitamins that you get from eating healthy food. I showed interest in the subject and asked him to share some things that he learned about vitamins. Well, the boy went all out with his explanation...

Sagar is 10 years old. This letter is not dated.


Dear Kayla,

I am sending you joyful and loving greetings to you in the name of our dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Play for Peace is a game all are playing without noise. (He wrote about this game and I asked him what it was) I also played in that game. The winner was Bhagyashri and Naina, who are in the project. 

By mistake I wrote in my last letter that I was in 6th grade. Now I am studying in 7th grade. Sorry for my mistake. Please excuse me. (Of course, dear) 

I would like to tell you about A, B, C, D viatmins: 

1. A Vitamins: Essential for night vision. From milk, eggs we get Vitamin A. 

2. B Vitamins: It is important for healthy nervous system. From fish, eggs, milk we get Vitamin B. 

3. C Vitamins: Vitamin C is important for wound healing and prevention from infections. From citrus fruits, tomatoes we get Vitamin C. 

4. D Vitamins: Vitamin D are getting from sun rays. It's important for bones. From sunlight, oily fish we get Vitamin D. 

We had Christmas program at our project center. We celebrated with big party. We had meat in party. We had danced to spiritual songs. We all participated in this ceremony. We have seen My Hope video clips. We all got clothes and blankets for Christmas gifts. We all were happy on Christmas month. 

I am so happy for you and your family. I love you very much! How are you? Thank you very much for your letters. May God bless you and your family. 

Your Loving Son,


Kalpesh also wrote to me about Christmas. I love hearing how my sponsored children celebrate Christmas at their projects. It always sounds like so much fun. 

Kalpesh was 11 years old when this letter was written. The letter is dated February 12th, 2014. 


Dear Sister Kayla,

Greetings to you in the lovely name of Jesus Christ. I am very glad to receive your letter and Christmas tree card. I'm also glad to see the stickers. Really it is very nice drawing of Christmas tree because you have decorated it with stars, candles, and flowers. I got good Christmas message from that. 

This year we had celebrated Christmas wonderfully at the project and I had participated in action song "Tingu Dance" and skit named Seven Fools. We enjoyed in it. My uncle and his family are Hindu so they didn't celebrate Christmas, as well s did not decorate the house and there are no symbols at home, but I would like to decorate the house. Here I tried to draw a design which girls commonly draw on their hand with henna. I am sending it to you. (Drawing below) 

We are very well here and I hope you are also doing well. Continue to pray for my study and health. I am also praying for your job and your health. I wish you a happy New Year to you and your family. 

Your Younger Brother, 



  1. Oh my gosh, his apologizing for making a mistake in the letter was sooooo adorable! He may be a little perfectionist haha! I love his explanations of the vitamins too :D I asked Esperance once how to cook cassava and her long description was sooooo cute! I think they really love the idea that they can teach US something and feel like they are doing something for us.

    I love Kalpesh sending you the Henna design! He probably thinks it`s really neat but knows that it would not be cool for a boy to wear it on his hand, so he`d draw it for you, a girl, instead and it`d be the perfect reason to practice the drawing :)

    1. When I got Kalpesh's drawing, the first thing that popped into my head was that I should get it tattooed somewhere on my body. Haha. But, that's pretty permanent, especially when the henna marks would have no meaning for me and could probably be seen as disrespectful by a lot of other people. But, I think he did a great job on the drawing.

      Sagar is definitely a smarty-pants. I love it. I will be sure to tell him that he taught me so much about vitamins.

  2. Wow! Kalpesh's drawing is amazing!!!! And I love Sandar's letter!!! I love his game explanation, his explaining his mistake with the wrong grade and his vitamin explanation!!! You should keep asking him more questions... I'd love to read all his answers!!!

    1. Of course I will keep asking him questions! He's so great at answering them!

      I definitely have some great boys, here.

  3. Hey your blog and your passion for the IN860 kids! If you have a minute, would you check out the photo I got today with my letter, to see if you recognize either of the other two girls in the photo?