However, when I got these two letters from two of my boys in Africa, I stopped to think about them. I'm getting letters from Africa. Africa, you guys! That is amazing! I am so grateful for sponsorship organizations like Compassion and World Vision that allow me to connect with precious children from all over the world. Children that each have a special purpose, dreams, desires, interests, etc. I get to write to these kids, love them, encourage them, pray for them. It's just so wonderful. I praise God for giving me a spot in each of these kids' lives.
Anyway, I will share these two letters with you.
First up, is a letter from Taye. Taye is 17 years old and lives in Ethiopia. He's not my most chatty friend and it's been over six months since my last letter from him, but still, I'm happy to know him.
This letter is dated March 18th, 2014.
Grace and peace be to you, my dear sponsor, from the Lord. How are you? I and my family are fine. Thanks be to God. I have got your support such as school fees and I learnt my education and Sunday school at church, once a week, promptly. Thank you so much. The weather is hot. What is the weather of your country? Is there a high place in your country?
Next up is a letter from my Kwizera, from Rwanda. He has recently turned 9 and has officially upgraded from the templates and onto regular lined writing paper.
This letter is dated April 3rd, 2014
Beloved parent, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. How are you? How is your family? I and my family are fine, except for my father who is sick. He has a mental problem. We are doing exams for end of first term. We are about to go on holidays for Easter. In Rwanda we have rain. We grow beans and maize. I wish you a happy Easter and God's blessings. John 3:16.