Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Mail Call

As a new Blogging from the Boonies series, every Monday I am sharing any letters we’ve received from our Compassion International children.  I encourage you to share your letters from your children as well.  You an either link up a Mail Call blog post at the bottom my post, or you can share in the comments section.

This week, we received a letter from Johan in East India.  I also noticed an updated photo of him when I was on OurCompassion, so I emailed Compassion and asked if they would email the digital file of the new picture. (I love doing this so that I have a good quality image that I can upload to This allows me to send our children copies of their new pictures!)

johan2011 It is a bit of a shock to see just how much seventeen year old Johan has grown and matured since his last photo. 

The letter we received last week was written in English instead of Hindi.  Johan greets us and tells us that he is growing healthier and stronger. He is reading and praying every day.  He is in 8th grade and studying hard, asking for prayer for his exams which were scheduled to take place in August. Johan tells us that he is poor in English and Mathematics and asks that we pray for him to write well in the exam. He closes by telling us that he prays for us ever day and signs the letter, “Your Loving Child, Johan.”

As I have shared before, I was once intimidated to write to a teenaged boy.  It didn’t take long to come to love this opportunity to correspond with such a sweet and loving young man.  We are so blessed.

If you have been blessed with a letter from your sponsored child this week, I would love to hear about it!

Feel free to add this Mail Call button to your blog by copying it and pasting it into a sidebar widget or a post! (You may have to switch to HTML or “Source” to add code to your blog!)