Monday, June 8, 2015

A Trio of Kenya Letters

I opened my mailbox today and I was happy to find three letters, each from one of my children in Kenya.

All three of these letters were written on April 11th, 2015. They all attend different projects. That must have been letter writing day in Kenya!

First up, Mulwa wrote on the My School template. It's always nice to get such detailed information like this from the little guys. He walks over a mile to a from school each day. Wow!

Mulway is 8 years old.


My School

I am in primary school. My school is 2 kilometers from my house. I go to school on foot. The color of my school uniform is blue/yellow. My class teacher's name is Mr. Nigel. My best friend in school is John. The games we play in school are football and ball games. What I like best about my school is reading. My favorite subject is social studies. After school I like to play doctor. 

Message to my Sponsor

Hello. Mulwa greets you in Jesus name. He says that he is doing well together with his family. He says that he is working hard to achieve good school results. He prays that God may bless you and the family. 


Next, a letter from Faith. She has just graduated up from the template letters. This is the first letter on regular lined paper. Such a big step! 

Faith is 9 years old.


Dear Kayla,

Hello. How are you doing over there? We are doing well together with my family members. It's the onset of rains and we are planting at our place. What are you doing over there? 

We also celebrated our Easter holiday well together with my family members. How and who did you celebrate your Easter with? 

I pray for you. I also wish you well. God bless you. 



Now, on the complete other end of the age spectrum, a letter from Lazarus. He is scheduled to graduate from the program next month and has some wonderful goals for his future. 

Lazaurs is 21 years old. 


Dear Kayla, 

Receive much greetings from me. I am hoping that you are fine. With me here, I am fine. Even my family members are fine. How about your family members? 

At home I am going on well with my daily duties in helping my parents and helping my younger brother in learning. I would like to inform you that our house is made up of iron sheets roof and the walls are made of mud. At my home, I live with my two parents, brothers, sister, my cousin, and my grandmother. In my room, I have a bed on which I sleep, but we lack electricity. 

In my community, we live with people of different levels. Most people in my community are jobless, but depend mostly on farming to earn a living. We usually get water from the river in my community, but the better families dig wells. In the community, people use various means to travel. They walk, ride bicycles, and drive motorcycles. I have some popular children's stories from my community that my grandmother usually narrates to me. Compassion has helped my community by training children to grow spiritually, sponsoring students in schools, and assisting those faced with challenges, like HIV/AIDS. 

I would like to inform you that after receiving my diploma, I would like to be a medical laboratory technician. Whereby, I will examine the blood or other fluid of a person and probably tell the disease the person is from in a health facility. 

I thank you for the letters and stickers you sent to me and I am glad to hear from you. Lastly, I request you to pray for me as I pray for you and your family members. Thank you. 

Your Loving Son,



  1. I have noticed that Kenya is the most consistent country when it comes to letter writing. I received 4 letters from Kenya today and I suspect more will come later this week.

    1. Almost all of my Compassion kids are on the every 2 months schedule, at this point. The only country I have difficulties with is Ethiopia.