Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Final Letters from Uganda

I have developed some wonderful relationships with some great teenagers in Uganda. After this post, I will have just one wonderful young man in that country. My little brother Eric will graduate from Compassion on the 1st of August. Now, this letter that I'm about to share is not an official last letter, so to be honest, I have no idea why I am sharing it today, haha. But, as this may be the last letter I receive from him, I am sharing it as his "final" letter.

Eric is 21 years old. His letter is dated June 16th, 2017.


Dear Kayla, 

Receive love and special greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. How are you, plus the members of your family? Back to me, I am okay. The members of my family have sent their love and greetings to you. Thank you so much for sending to me a nice and lovely letter with encouraging words. God bless you. In our area, it is the season of harvesting beans and it is a dry season with a lot of dust. What is the condition of the weather in your area? Convey my love and greetings to the members of your family, telling them that I love you so much. How is Gage and Chloe? May God bless you so much for the good work you are doing raising us as your children. 


Then, I received a letter from Brenda, written on the Final Letter stationery. It turns out that Brenda's family was able to buy a larger, more successful farm and move to another area. I am so happy that she will be able to complete high school and it seems she has big dreams for the future! 

Brenda is 18 years old. Her letter is dated July 5th, 2017. 


Dear My Best Friend, 

I am greeting you in the name of our Almighty God. I believe you are doing well over there. I appreciate God for the support you've always given me - your beloved child. 

I am writing to inform you that my family is shifting from Kisoro to Kiboga district where Compassion programs are not available. My family members sold off the small, unproductive pieces of land we had in Kisoro and bought a bigger, more fertile piece of land in Kiboga, which they are now using to grow crops and are happily living there. 

Through your support, I learnt the word of God. I was given a Bible, which allowed me to grow strong in faith and I have been instrumental in teaching others spiritual songs and guiding and counseling them. I have been an active team member in volleyball and I am able to express myself freely. I am peaceful and humble and I don't fall sick time and again. I am free from poverty related diseases like ringworm, malaria, and typhoid. 

As you are aware, I am now in Senior Four. My parents promised to continue supporting me and meeting my school fee payments. My parents hope to be established farmers. Continue praying for me that I will become a medical doctor in the future. 

I pray that God will continue to richly bless the works for your hand, as you have been blessing me with gifts and interesting letters. Bye Bye. 

From Your Child, 


1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great news for Brenda's family!!! And good for her for keeping up with her studies. I'm also impressed by Eric's letter! He's grown so much since he was assigned to you!!