Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Updates and Letters

First off, I want to update you on the Kenyan correspondent situation. If you missed my last post about them, a company sponsored 1,000 Compassion children from Kenya. They asked that all of these children be paired up with correspondent sponsors. There was a great response from many loving and dedicated sponsors and the list of sponsors was so long! I originally asked for five kids from that list, but there were more than enough sponsors to cover all the kids (Amazing!) and I was only assigned two: Faith and Mulwa. I am excited to get to know these two beautiful kiddos.

Now onto the letters:

I heard from Allison, who, after signing her letter, let me know that she prefers to go by her middle name, Jamileth. That's my 6th child that goes by their middle name! Change noted.

Jamileth is from Ecudor and is 11 years old. The letter isn't dated.


Dear Sponsor Kayla,

I greet you in the name of Jesus. Answering your question, I am well. How about you? I tell that you I finished school for this year. Do you study in university? I will begin high school this year. (She'll start 6th grade. I'm guessing that's considered secondary school.) It is chilly here now. Yes, we played a soccer match this year and we have gone to the pool. It is nice that you perform these camps. My family and I read the bible together when we have free time. What about you? Thank you for sending me letters and that way I can know more about you. I want to know: What do you like? What do you dislike? I like to talk with you. I love you so much. 



I also received a letter from Lina. She is from Colombia. I have three children in Colombia and all three of them write such wonderful, loving letters. Lina is very eloquent. I can definitely see why she is performing above average in school. 

Lina is 15 years old. She wrote this letter on October 23rd, 2014. 


Dear Kayla, 

I say hi to you with a strong hug and my God bless you. I wish you to receive abundant blessings. I want to tell you that I have a lot of friends at the project and they are all very funny, but I have two special ones and their names are Tatiana and Daniela. I have so much fun with them because we are always in very good unity and we also go to church together. My parents are very special because I am able to count on them whenever I need them and they are with me at all times. My favorite activity to do with my friends is talking because I have so much fun talking to them, due to the fact that we have a lot of things in common. We love learning a lot of things at the project, such as skills for life techniques, among other things. I consider Jesus as my best friend because He is with me in good and bad situations in life. He is my faithful friend. For me, friendship is companionship and brotherhood, among other things. I would like to express my gratitude to your for your letters, your presents, and your monthly contribution you send to this project. I would like to dedicate the following bible verse to you: Proverbs 17:17. I say goodbye for now and I wish you to receive abundant blessings. My God bless you. 


P.S Please help me pray that God continue to bless my family. 



  1. Great letters! My "Colombian girl" (what she calls herself! :)) writes super wonderful letters, too!!

    1. There must be some smart kiddos in those Colombian projects! They really know how to write.

  2. Jamileth is so sweet saying she loves to talk with you! Aww! And Lina is an amazing letter writer. Her letter to you is beautiful! I'm sorry you didn't get 3 more kids. The way the kids were assigned was so confusing. But I'm glad you got two at least!

    1. Jamileth really is so sweet. It took over 6 months for me to get her first letters, so we are just now starting to get to know each other, but I love her already!

      Yeah, the Kenya was confusing. I could have emailed Susan and Emily saying that I didn't get my full request and they would have found other children for me, but I am good with my two. I'm sure I'll have new kids before too long anyway. I have to get to that goal of 50 sometime!