Sunday, April 10, 2016

Letters from my Indian Teens

To be honest, typing that title made me gasp a little bit. I know how old my kids are, but saying "aloud" that they are teenagers made my heart skip a beat. They are growing up so fast!

I'll share a letter from Sagar first. His letter came with a lovely gift, as well. I will share a picture of it with you at the end!

Sagar is 13 years old. His letter is dated January 12th, 2016.


Dear Kayla,

Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

I wish you had a happy Christmas and a happy new year 2016 to you and your family. I pray for Jesus to shower you with blessings and joy and make this year as memorable as possible. 

I am so happy to write this letter to you today. I hope that you and your family are doing well. I loved receiving your Christmas gift. I was happy to receive a new colorful top. It is very beautiful. I like it so much. Even my parent is very happy to see my new Christmas shirt. Our parents also got Christmas gifts. They are very thankful for the same gift. We celebrated Christmas with arranged skits, songs, and Christmas drama. 

I am enclosing here a Christmas greeting card, which is prepared by me, with the help of an expert person and teacher. 

I am regularly praying for you and your family. 

Your Loving Child, 


Next up, a letter from Kalpesh. When I first started corresponding with him, I used to hear from him monthly, which was great! Then, for awhile, I started hearing from him only ever 4 months or so. Now, it seems like things may be picking up again! I just received a letter from him last month, so this letter was a lovely surprise! 

Kalpesh will be 14 years old this month and he wrote this letter on January 28th, 2016. 


Dearest Kayla and Family, 

Greetings to you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ from me and my family. Once again, I'm very happy to write this letter to you. How have you been? How about your health? I recently received your letter. I am very glad to hear about Gage and Chloe. Both are enjoying their childhood. I pray that God gives them good health. I am very thankful to you for your lovely letter and your love for me. By the Lord's grace and through your valuable prayers, we are doing well. We hope and pray that you are doing well over there. 

In the last month, we had a very wonderfully celebrated Christmas at the project with all the project children with their parents, siblings, and friends from the village. Children presented some action songs and dramas. All enjoyed the cultural program and the Word of God. We hope you too wonderfully celebrated Christmas with your family and church members. 

I want to say thank you so much for your precious cooperation. Because of the project I got the opportunity to show my talents. My family sends best wishes to you. May God bless you. 

With Love,



  1. How sweet that Sagar sent you a Christmas card!

    1. I just realized that I forgot to post the photo of the card. It's there now!

  2. I love how he said he had help from an expert. :-)

  3. I am so glad you got the actual card Sagar made and not a scanned copy! God is good in His perfect timing. :)

    I love Kalpesh!

    1. I love everything to do with the new letter scanning system and have actually chosen just to have my letters on my account (which I will then save to my computer), but I do agree with you. Getting the actual card, in this case, was pretty great.