First up, a letter from Sagar. I just love hearing from this little man. In just a few weeks, his projects' probationary period will be up. I really hope that this project stays open.
Sagar is 11 years old and lives in India. This letter is dated August 18th, 2014
I am sending joyful and loving greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am glad to write to you! How is your family? How are you? Thank you for your letters.
I know that Jesus is a healer and doing miracles and delivering.
I would like to tell you about my project center. Our teacher named Miss Manisha teaches curriculum activities and how to make garlands. She teaches us and daily we are singing Jesus worship songs.
At our project center on August 8th, we celebrated Friendship Day. I realize that Jesus Christ is our best friend in this world and he is also with us. On August 15th, Independence Day, we celebrated at the project center. We received sweets. There were so many family games arranged. I enjoyed the spiritual activities. I received toothpaste, toothbrush, and talcum powder. I attended VBS at the project center. I have learned 10 verses about Jesus Chrst. We drew and painted pictures.
I am completing my letter, okay? Bye! Thankful to you for praying constantly.
Your Loving Son,
Next up, a letter from Fongwin. I'm sad to hear that weather and natural disasters has been such a difficulty there lately.
Fongwin is 11 years old and is from Thailand. This letter was written July 9th, 2014.
Hello, sponsor. I am very glad to write a letter to you again. Thank you very much for loving me and having mercy on me and my family. Thank you very much for the family gift and the birthday gift you sent to me. I used it to buy some personal items and family items. (Real descriptive...) My family and I are doing well. How are you and your family doing?
It is turning to rainy season in my country. Unfortunately, it has been raining very slightly this year while farmers are waiting for the rain so that they will be able to grow rice. There was another disaster in my place last days. It was an earthquake. It was the first time I felt an earthquake. It was about 6.3 on the Richter Scale. The center of the earthquake was near my village but my village was damaged only a little bit.
About my final exam, I got a good score and it went well. This new semester, I have many new friends. I will work hard on studying. Is it school time for the children in your country? Please pray for my studies. Finally, may God bless you and your family for always.
Love in Christ,
I also heard from Derrick. This kiddo is really growing on me. Sometimes, it surprises me how much I can really love so many children. I feel like I love each one of them with my whole heart. I wonder how many hearts I have. :)
Derrick is 11 years old and from Uganda. He wrote this letter on August 26th, 2014.
Greetings from your Uganda family. I am doing well and at home all are okay. Thank for the letters. I loved the photos from your visit to Indiana and enjoyed the Sunday School letter. I know you and your family had a good time seeing your uncle, aunt, and cousins.
I am off from school and will be going back for term three on September 8th. That means that it will be our last term in Primary 5 class, so I have to read hard and get good results to be promoted to Primary 6. But, I have some subjects that are a bit difficult for me; that is English and Science. Pray that I will get to understand them better.
Our project held a sports gala last Friday and our senior football team won the game and we took the trophy. I thank God because I was among the players. My number on the field was number 8.
Kayla, Got is good all the time. Isn't that great? Have a good day!
Lastly, I received first letters from my two Colombian boys. These boys both attend the same project and they were assigned to me on the same day. For the last few months, I have been referring to them as Jonatan and Juan. It turns out that they both go by their middle names; Caleb and Daniel. I will definitely need update all of my blog settings, as well as in my brain. Haha.
First up, Caleb's letter. It is a fill in the blank letter about his project. A tutor helped him write the words.
Caleb is 6 years old. This letter is dated August 1st, 2014
I greet you specially, tutor of the boy Caleb. The boy still doesn't know how to write clearly, but through me, he writes everything he wants to tell about his life. He also greets you greatly with a hug and feels very happy hearing from you.
My Project is Called: CO-384 Pearls from Heaven
I go to the project on: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
My tutor's name is: Paola Andrea
He/She teaches us about: The boy says that he likes when we teach him about respect towards his classmates and his parents, and when he remembers, he puts it into practice.
What I like most about the project is: When there are a lot of children. He loves to play and be in a fun environment. Also, when they prepare delicious food.
My favorite activity in the project is: He says that he likes it when we go out and play a soccer game, when we have group work, and when we paint with tempura paints. He thinks it is fun.
At the project, I usually eat: He likes it when they have french fries, he loves them. Also, rice with chicken, vegetables or sweet salad. He says it is delicious because it has fruit.
The boy feels very happy and grateful because you wrote and he says that of course he knows Juan Daniel. He is a boy that attends the same project. He wants to tell you that he has a sister and her name is Viviana and he has a brother and his name is Samuel. They live with both their parents. His parents make delicious oatmeal and then they sell it. Also, he wants to share this verse: Psalm 119:1. He says that he likes playing soccer with his friends the most.
Lastly, a letter from Daniel. He sent me a wallet sized copy of his school photo. I was so touched by the gesture. I posted it before his letter, below.
Daniel is 9 years old. This letter is dated August 1st, 2014.
Hello sponsor Kayla. I greet you. I am very happy that you wrote a letter where you are with your sister. I want to tell you about my family. I live with my parents in a beautiful house. I have two brothers and one sister. The oldest is called Ingrit and she is 12 years old, then my brother Abiyan is 11 years old. My little brother is 7 years old. I am in 3rd grade and I am a very good student. My entire family is Christian Evangelical. My mother works cleaning a school and my father works as a painter in homes. I am going to tell you some of my favorite things. My favorite color is yellow. The food I like most is rice with meat and sweet plantains. The CDC is called CO-384 Pearls of Heaven. I attend on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and my tutor's name is Paola. I like it when we go out, all of the children at the CDC, and play soccer games. It is a lot of fun. In August, I like going out to fly kites. What I like most is to watch TV. My parents and siblings send regards. I thank you for the your birthday wishes for me. I want to share this verse: Joshua 1:9. May God bless you.
Did you make it all the way to end? Good job! Man, I love my kids.