Friday, November 4, 2016

A Long Letter from Mulwa

Just a few days into November and I already have letters to share with you.

I will share a really long and wonderful letter from Mulwa, today, and share a few more tomorrow.

He has just recently graduated from using the template forms and he seems to have found his stride in writing. He still uses a helper to write his letters, but Mulwa dictates every word. All of a sudden, he's a super expressive guy! He answered all of my questions, as well.

Mulwa is 9 years old and lives in Kenya. He wrote this letter on May 28th, 2016 (no idea what took it so long to get here).


Hello Sponsor, 

Mulwa salutes you in Jesus's name. He says that he is fine and his family members are fine too. He hopes that you are as fine as he is. 

Mulwa says that Compassion has helped him in many ways. It has paid school fees for him. It has provided him with a balanced diet and medical care. It has enabled him to the know the word of God. and how to live with others in good ways. It is important that children have a sponsor for the above reasons, among others. Before one sponsors a child, they should consider the background of the child. Through letters, they act as a link between sponsor and child. Mulwa says that he likes to hear about your country and also your family. 

Mulwa says that he longs to see a ship and to see how it travels in water. He adds that he loves ships, but has never seen one, except in storybooks and in drawings. He says that he has never seen an ocean. 

Mulwa says that to become a good pilot, he has to excel in academics, most especially in mathematics. He says that Colossians 2:6-7 has encouraged him and strengthened his faith in God and also his plans for the future. 

Mulwa says that he is very happy when he plays with his friends and that makes him feel better when he is sad. He says that he is afraid of lions and snakes. In his family, Mulwa says he resembles his father and writes with his right hand. He says that he wishes to be a pilot and fly to your country to visit you. He says that if he were to make a law for his country, it would be that every citizen should love one another just as he/she loves themselves. He says that he knew that he had a sponsor through the letters and gifts he has been receiving from you. He says that he has never won a prize or award, but he longs to win one. He says that the famous person he most wants to meet is the president of this country. Mulwa says that he has no nickname and you can give him one of your choice. He says that if he had a garden, he would plant maize and beans, the staple foods in Kenya. Now, Mulwa has these questions for you: 

1. What kind of job do you do? 

2. Do you live in a city, a town, or a village? 

3. What do you like doing in your leisure time? 

Finally, he wishes you all the best in your undertakings. 


1 comment:

  1. Wow, Mulwa had a lot to say! I've recently had a breakthrough like this with my Bonifas in Tanzania. He has always had a bit more to say than my other TZ kids, particularly since my visit, but he is now filling up both sides of the page, sharing what he thinks about my letter topics, and including extras about his life! It's always exciting to move from short, minimal answers to extra details. :)