Monday, April 8, 2013

Mail Call Monday!

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

This past week, we were blessed with two letters from Ghana!

The first was from our sweet Precious!

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Our girlie thanked us for our letters and gifts and that she loves everything we send. She goes on to say, “…especially the ones which changes sizes and colors.”

We’ve sent those neat lenticular stickers in the past and also found some lenticular Valentines and sent a bunch of those as well.  We thought they were pretty neat and wondered what the Compassion children would think of them.  Apparently, they are a hit!

We had asked if her church had any instruments and Precious tells us that on Sundays the “…project has a set brass band of which to play.”  I bet that sounds lovely!

Precious’ prayer for us is that we “love everybody as [we] are doing for her.”

On Saturday I found one of the larger cream colored envelopes in the mailbox. Sometimes they contain regular letters and sometimes they contain the added treasure of an extra picture. Well, Saturday’s mail contained a bonus picture of our handsome sixteen year old Magid!

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The backpack was purchased with gift money, but I am not sure if it was for Christmas or his birthday, which was also in December.

Magid’s letter thanks us for “all of the wonderful pictures.” He then tells us that his project has computers now and that it makes learning easier.

On the back of the letter, I realize that this must be a reply to a letter that I sent in mid-November where I talked about Kaya’s birthday and how we celebrated it at church.

Magid says, “I pray for Kaya and I wish Kaya a happy birthday and I pray that she live long.” Needless to say, this brought a huge smile to Kaya’s face.

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The drawing section also had a message for Kaya and I thought it was so neat to see how Magid did his best to draw Kaya’s actual birthday cake.

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This was the picture that I included with November’s letters and Magid did a wonderful job with his version of the cake!

I was so happy to hear from our Ghana children this past week! If our current schedule holds up, I am expecting some letters from Uganda in the coming week!

What about you? Have you heard from any of your Compassion children lately? Please feel free to share in the comments section of this post!

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