Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Midweek Mail Call!

I meant to put up a Monday Mail Call post, but a busy schedule prevented that from happening. I am so blessed to have so many fun things on our calendar, but then I come home and struggle to prioritize my time between all that needs to be done here.

Often, blogging gets pushed back to when I happen to find myself with a little bit of time as well as a few moments of quiet in the house. My girls both seemed to need some down time, so I sent them to different rooms to rest.  I’m able to sit down after getting some of the to-do list checked off, so I can share two recent letters from our Compassion International family.

First, a letter from Alice in Kenya!


Alice is twelve years old and wrote this letter in English!

Dear friends,

How are you? I hope you are fine with my sisters Niko, Kaya and Luna. I am saying thank you because you are my sponsors and then I am happy because I have friends outside the country. The reason I wrote this letter is to inform you that here in our project we are doing well. We have been given many things like shoes, socks, school bags and maize seeds. I would like to tell you that the exam we did I was number ten with three hundred and fifty nine marks. I was happy and even my parents were very happy. My talent is running. What is your talent? I would love to know what your house is made of. May you please pray for me to live many years and I will also pray for you and your family. God bless you.


I am so happy to read that she did really well on her exams!  We will be sure to tell her how proud we are of her when we send the next letter!  I was also happy to hear that the project provides maize seeds to the family and we’ll be praying for their crops!

The next letter simply astounded me.  It was from our newest young man from Kenya. Ncheshia’s letter came just 24 days after we sponsored him.


Ncheshia waited over a year for a sponsor, so I think that perhaps the project had a First Letter already filled out and ready to send as soon as they got word of his sponsorship.  Our name and sponsor number were filled in with pencil while the rest of the form-letter was filled in with ink.

In his letter we learned the name if Ncheshia’s family member and best friend. We were told that he lives in a village and he is good at athletics. His favorite song is Lord, I Know You Are My Answer and he enjoys the story of David and Goliath.  Even if this letter wasn’t written specifically for us, we are happy to learn a bit more about this handsome boy.

Have you received any letters from your Compassion family lately?  Feel free to tell us about them in the comments section!