Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Two Letters to Share

Hello, again. Recently, I have received two letters from two of my teen girls. I have to admit, I still love the new system, but I was really expecting better things from it, by this point. It's been up and running for two months now and most of my letters aren't traveling any faster than they were before the system started. A few letter have gone fast, others (such as the ones received today) are traveling at about the same speed as before, and sadly, I haven't heard from most of my kids in months. Last year, I heard from my almost all of my kids every two months, on the dot. At this point, many of my kids are 3-4 months since I last heard from them. I really hope they work these glitches out soon. I have several kids graduating within the next year and I would really like to hear from them a few times before then.

Anyway, no more whining. Onto the letters.

First, I'll share a letter from Brenda. She is 17 years old and lives in Uganda. Her letter is dated April 20th, 2016.


Dear Kayla, 

How are you and how are your family members? Back to me, I am okay. I am greeting you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

In our area, we are receiving both sunshine and rainfall and we are weeding beans and irish potatoes. 

In my school, my studies are well and my choice is to be a nurse. The subjects I like best are physics and mathematics. Dear sponsor, continue to pray for me so that your prayers can help my studies. 

Now, I am still a choir leader and I am a sports prefect. Even at the project, I am a sports prefect, so I guess I have a talent of being a footballer lady. 

Thank you for sending me letters. I received them all. Here I have a verse from Matthew 7:1. It says, "Judge not, that you be not judged." It teaches me not to judge others. Thank you. 

Yours Faithfully,


Now I will share the letter I received from Emanise. She is 16 years old and lives in Haiti. Her letter is dated April 30th, 2016. 


Dear Kayla, 

Psalm 94:17, "Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death" 

Hello Kayla! How are you? How is your family? My family and I are very well by God's grace. I am very glad to hear from you. I hope that God will always protect you in all that you do. I am glad to receive your letter. Thank you for thinking of me. I will answer some of your questions. My house is made of blocks. I am living with my mother and stepfather. I sleep in a bed. The most common job we have in my community is mason. I am glad to answer some of your questions. I love you so much. May God bless you. 




  1. Great letters! Thank you for sharing!. I still have the five boys but I haven't received a letter in months! Last year was better for me. I am finally getting some photo updates. Some were over 2 1/2 years.

    1. Some of my recent photo updates were for over 2 1/2 years, as well. Letters have been slow-going, but really seem to be coming through a little at a time now.