Friday, February 27, 2015

Letter from Henrique

This is a form letter from Henrique, talking about his hobbies and pets.  

Some of my hobbies are:  to play ball
My favorite hobby is:  To watch TV
At home I have the following pets:S  Cat, Dog
My pet's name is:  Bague
Bible Verse for meditation:  Psalm 23:1

My dear sponsor:  Hello, Sponsor.  Are you well?  I'm sore throat.  I'm almost in vacation.  I enjoy you because you are affectionate.  I want to wish you a happy Christmas and a happy new Year for your famiy.  A kiss.  Luis Henrique

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Letter from Josphat

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Receive much greetings from your sponsored child, Josphat.  He says he is fine together with his family.  "How are you doing together with your family?" he asks.

Josphat appreciates you so much for sponsoring him and for the support that he receives through you.  He also thanks you for the letters that you have been sending to him.

Josphat appreciates you for the photos of Tom and his wife and the others, including that of Tom's cake.  He tells you that there are no sunflowers where he lives.  He says that he is glad to know of Malala Yousafsai and says that her story is very touching.

He informs you that he is progressing well with his studies and kindly requests you to pray for his family and his education.  He tells you that his family passed their regards to you all and ends by saying goodbye.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Letter from Brayan

Blessings, Beverly Sykes,

How are you?  I hope that you are well and i good health next to your family at the time this letter arrives.  I thank you for the five letters that you have sent to me and all the pictures that you sent to me from your family.  Also I t hank you for the notepad that you gave with such love and dedication with the description that your family did.  I am very happy to know you and in the name of Jesus we will continue to be good friends.

My grandmother is in good health.  Let me tell you I live with my mother and my stepdad and my younger brother, named Franklin.  We are only two brothers.

I am playing with a soccer team called Real Zambrano.  I ask you to pray for me so I can do well at the CDC and go more often.  I will pray for your mom, who is 95 years old for sometimes I stay some weeks with my grandmother to take care of her.  Now that I am bigger i do not live with my grandmother but with my mom.

I like burgers and everything it has and I like spicy.  Let me tell you that my countries there are no earthquakes, but only small shakes.  I have felt some shakes, feel a little bit weird because I get dizzy.  In my country, Honduras, it is a little bit concerning because there are bad people and I ask you to pray for my country so it an improve that situation.

At the time i am writing this letter I am well with my family.  Your son Ned, how many children does he have?  Does your mother like flowers?  We will continue praying for you so I an rotect you.  Blessings.  Happy New Year.  Until next time.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Letters from Wainaina and Samuel

Two from Kenya today.  First, from Wainaina (age 17)

Hello, Beverly,

How are you, together with your family.  I hope you are goig on well with life.  I hope you still pray for me.  I do pray for you before I go to sleep.  I'm very happy today and I'm writing these letters today because we are waiting for the day our Christ Jesus was born and we are preparing ourselves for the celebration which will be held at the church. 

I do believe you are doing/having a good time and great time as you are preparing yourselves for the Christmas day, which is nearly here.  Have a good time as you are enjoying yourselves.  May God bless you.

Next from Samuel (age 9).  Samuel's letter was written for him by someone at his project.

 Dear Beverly Sykes,

Samuel greets you in Jesus' name.  He says that he is fine and he thanks you sincerely for the Christmas greetings and wishes you sent him.  He says that the photos you sent him are very nice and that he likes them.  He also thanks you for the letters you sent him.  He appreciates you for that.  "Thank you, my sponsor" he concludes  He also adds that he wishes and prays that God is going to shower you with blessings so that your family prospers both spiritually and economically.  He thanks you dearly for being his sponsor.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Letter from Lovson

Dear Beverly Sykes:

It is with great happiness that I take my pen to write to you this letter. How are you and your family? My family and I are doing very well. How is the weather in your country? It is cold in my country. I let you know that the earthquake didn't make great damage in my locality even if I felt it. Thanks for the pictures that you have sent to me. I let you know that there are flowers where I am living and they are very nice. There is somebody in my family who I love so much. It is my mother because it is thanks to her that I am living. I let you know that there are not wild flowers where I am living. How do you prepare to celebrate the Christmas? I let you know that I celebrated my birthday on the last July 8th. I played so much with my family. I let you know that I did the 2nd term exams and they don't give the results yet. I ask you to help me to pray that I can get success in the 2nd term. Help me to pray that I can spend a good Christmas holiday. Thanks!

God bless you richly.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Letter from Banesa

Dear Beverly,

I hope you're fine.  I'm fine.  I'm happy to write you about my free time.  I like to trip with my family.  You asked me if I know a person of 100 years old and I know Antonio.  He likes to ride a horse.  I'm happy with the school, I pray the lord to give me wisdom, and I always pray to God to help me.

In my country there are beautiful beaches and some time ago I went with my family and had fun. 

I pray for you and your family to be fine always.

Kisses, Banesa

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Kenya 7

Some corporation decided to sponsor 1,000 kids in Kenya and Compassion was looking for correspondents for them.  People could have as many (or as few) as they wanted.  I said I would take whatever they needed me take and I will be writing more about them as I have information, but for now, here are the Kenya 7:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Letter from Lovson

Dear Beverly Sykes,

It's a great day for me to write you this letter.  How are you and your whole family?  Everything is doing well in Haiti in Jesus' name.  Thank you for the beautiful pictures that you sent me.  My family and I are doing well.  I'd like to let you know that my school is doing well.  What is the weather like in your country?  It's very hot in my country.  Do you like the hot weather? I like it.  I'd like to let you know that I had a good summer break with my family.  I went to the garden with my dad and I ate a lot of good avocados.  I had a good summer vacation with Jesus.  I'd like to let you know that I tell people about Jesus who will come soon. I like you to always pray for me to keep on praying and that God will always help my family in all they do.  May God bless you abundantlhy.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

13 letters

13 letters came for me from 13 kids while I was spending time with my cousin in Iowa.  I decided not to reprint them all here, but to start where they began again after I returned home.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Kiva Loan

Kellen, from Uganda
Kellen is a hard working lady, age 40, hailing from the village of Biharwe in Kashari Mbarara district. She is a widow and has a kiosk selling juice and water.

She has been an ardent customer of UGAFODE since 2003. She is so appreciative of the services because it has brought her a long way. She has managed to grow her business, pay tuition as well complete a residential house for her fatherless children. Because of her trustworthiness and the loan of 3,000,000 UGX, which she previously received from Ugafode, her business grew to a bigger retail shop. This enabled her to construct some houses which will help her get income to pay tuition for her growing children. She is therefore applying for this loan to complete her houses.