Monday, October 22, 2012

Mail Call Monday!

Several Mondays each month, Compassion International sponsors link up to share the news from their sponsored children around the world.

On Saturday, I was happy to find two cream colored envelopes in my mailbox. Both letters were from Kenya!

The first was from our handsome Ncheshia.

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Ncheshia has been sponsored since April and this is the second letter we’ve received from him.  Although he is nine years old, this letter was written with the help of a center staff member.

Ncheshia tells us that he is praying for us, especially for protection for us. He shared that he had an “August holiday” and he is happy with his parents. We’re told he is working hard to obtain good marks in school and that he is assisting his parents in the home. He thanks us for the great love we have shown him and closes his letter by asking that God give us abundant blessings from above.

Our second letter was from Alice.

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Alice is twelve years old and writes her own letters. We’ve had some time to establish a nice relationship through letters and I always look forward to hearing from our smiley girl.

In this most recent letter, Alice tells us once again how proud she is to have friends outside of her home country. She thanked us for all of the letters we send to her. She goes on to tell us that her favorite animal is a dog because it guards the home.

Alice shared that she had her screening test for school on September 8th. Then she told us that there was a teachers strike in her area.  I Googled to find out more and was relieved to read that the strikes ended by the end of September. She also told us that there was some fighting in the Tana River delta.  I looked this up as well and know more about the fighting and how to pray over the situation.

Alice asked if we have strikes and war in our country. I’ll have to think of how best to answer those questions for her.

On the back of the letter, Alice shared this neat drawing.

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Alice closed her letter, “I pray for you and your family. ~Your lovely friend Alice.” Lovely friend, indeed!

What about you? Did you receive any letters from your sponsored children recently? If so, please feel free to share in the comment section or by joining our Mail Call link-up below!

If you join in on the Mail Call, please be sure to tell your readers that you’re linking up with Blogging From The Boonies’ Mail Call Monday and link back to this post! You’re free to grab the Mail Call image at the top of this post as well!

Also, if you participate in Mail Call Monday, I am also going to ask that you visit at least one other participant and read and comment on their post! Thank you!

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