Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Letter from Annie Rose

 Annie Rose (age 10) is my best writer, bar none!

January 24, 2015

Dear Auntie Beverly Sykes,

Good day, Auntie!  How are you?  For me I'm fine.  About my study, I am still doing working on study lessons.  Auntie myself was encourage about the story about Malala, even she will be killed she's still continue her ambition and pursue her good.  [I told all of the kids the story of Malala Yousafzai after she won the Nobel Peace Prize]

You know, Auntie, even we had always rainy days.  I still going to school every day because my goal in life is to finish my study.

Every Sunday I'm going to church, in UCCP (United Church of Christ in the Philippines)  Every Sunday our Reverence serve us.

Auntie, how's your cousin has a cancer?  Are she's getting fine?  What kind of cancer she had?  How also about her husband?

Auntie, what is the feeling when you are in a snow place?  How I wish to touch the snow.

I keep on praying that your cousin and her husband will be fine and recover.

I didn't like a Mickey Mouse, Auntie.

I like summer weather, but this time it is rainy seasons.  How about in your place in this time?

Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Auntie, and your family.  We are preparing biko (rice cake), pansit (noodles) and sliced bread.

I will always opray to our Godthat he will give out country peace and we always in a good health together our family.  And God protect us for our safety.  Acts 4:37  Having land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it all at the apostles feet.

Annie Rose

Monday, April 6, 2015

Letter from Divine

 March 4, 2015

Your child Divine (age 11) greets you in the name of Jesus Christ.  With her family they are fine, thanking God.  She is studying well and putting much effort to pass well with good marks.  Her family cultivated beans, maize, and sorghum.  We are in rainy season.  What about you?  How are you doing?  She needs to know news about you.  Do you cultivate crops?

She is requesting you to pray for her to have knowledge of school.  She wishes you to have peace of God.

She's thanking you for the letter you sent to her and was happy to know news about you and to see your photos, carring 2 dogs.  With her family, they pray for you to be blessed.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Letter from Fred

January 27, 2015

Dear Auntie Sykes,

To God be the glory!!!

I would like to greet all of you to ay hello  How are you all?  Hope that all of you are in good health.  Thank you for your letter that you sent tome.  Our weather here is windy day.  Our prayer that your cousin will be healed totally.

Does the team of Brianna win in baseball?

January 22, 2015 I join playground demonstration in our school with all my classmates.

My grades in 2nd and 3rd grading is higher.  I am so very happy.  Pray for my health.  Thank you very much.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Letter from Leniel

Leniel (age 8) sends a form letter about his Christian learning:

January 23. 2015

In my project I am learning about God.

My favorite Bible story is Jesus birth.

My favorite thing I learned about Jesus is about his love.

My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 [For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.]

Hello dear sponsor Beverly Sykes,

How are you doing in Christmas?  I went to the park and had fun and ate a lot with my family, siblings and friends.  My father took me to his home and I had a very good time. How do you spend Christmas there?  I ask you to pray for me that God may continue to help me.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Letter from Samuel

Dear Beverly Sykes,

"How are you my sponsor, Beverly Sykes" asks Samuel.  "I have been performing better in my school academic work and also in family daily chores and church activities," says Samuel.

Samuel says that he is putting all the efforts into his academic work and in community activities like helping in communal work.  He says he is active in choir, where he attends Sunday School.

He says recently he received an award for being the most disciplined pupil at his class.  The only thing he admires is the bowling game that he likes, but had no chance to play. [I sent him pictures of going bowling with Brianna]

Samuel wishes you all the best.  He says may God bless you very much.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Letter from Venkana

Dear Sponsor Beverly Sykes,

I am fine and I hope you are also fine and my family are safe hee.  I hope that your family is also fine.  Tom standing very well.

I like to do the things with my family.  I play ball with the members of my family and enjoyed in family.  I like to  know about your life.

My family lives in a thanda.

[I don't know if this is a thanda, but this is what I found on Google images]

My father works as a farmer.  My mother also lives in my house with me and my elder sister name Jgotha.  She age is 22.  i like to play games with my family also.  My mother works housework.  My brother and sister we also study studies.  My brother is in 10th class.  We have television.  We used to listen to music at home.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

New photo of Banesa

She looks so grown up compared to the last photo I saw of her!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Letter from James

James, who is 10, is the 4th of the 7 Kenyan children I received as correspondents at the end of the year.  This is his first letter.

Dear Beverly Sykes,

I salute you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, hoping that you are fine and doing well.  How was your Christmas and new year?  I hope you had a wonderful time too.

What special things and activities do people do on Christmas holiday in your country?  Here in Kenya we go visit game parks, orphanages, prisons, hopspitals, some just worship in the churches among others.

Would you please pray for me and my family, as I also pray for you.

Your loving son,

Monday, March 30, 2015

3 from the Kenya 7

I received the first three letters from the 7 Correspondence Kids I took on from Kenya

First LAVENDA, who is 9 years old

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Receive much greetings in the Lord.  I hope you are fine in Christ.  I am fine also together with my family.   I thank you for the support that youare giving onto me.  It has made me know who God is and how to serve Him.  I also t hank you for the Christmas gift hat you sent for me  Sh 1143.29 bought cups and I enjoy using them with my family

At school I am in grade 6 this year and my best subject is English.  During church services every Sunday i like to memorize verses from the Bible.  I love you so much and I keep praying for you.  please pray for country and my studies as well.  God bless you.

Yours, Lavenda

Next is MICHAEL, who is 6.  He  filled out a form letter about his typical week.

I usually wake up at 6:30 a.m.  In the morning I normally wash my face and go to school.  The days I attend school are 5 days.  The name of my school is King Model Academy.  In he afternoon I usually watch cartoons.  In the evening I normally help with washing the plates. I go to the project o Saturday  I typically go to sleep at 8:30 pm.  My favorite day of the week is Saturday because I go to the project.  The day I go to church is Sunday.  The name of my church is Deliverance.

Dear... [name left blank]

How are you, begins Michael.  Michael says he is grateful for the Christmas gifts you send to him.  He says he received a pair of long trousers and a shirt.  He adds that he is much happy that the project has once opened and now he's meeting his friends and enjoying their Saturday program.  He ends that you should always remember him in prayers for he wants God to give him good health and understanding in class work.

 NOTE:  The kids thanked me for Christmas gifts I did not send, but every child receives a Christmas gift at the centers they attend, and it was logical to thank me.

Finally is BRIGHTONE, who is 8.  He also shares a form letter about his typical week

I usually wake up at six.  In the morning I go to school.  They days I attend school are five.  The name of my school is Mayenje Primary School.  In the afternoon I usually help my parent with work.  In the evening, I normally play.  I go to the project on Saturday.  I typically go to sleep at 8 p.m.  My favorite day of the week is Saturday because I go to the project.  The day I go to church is Snday.  The name of my church is A CK Anglican Church of Kenya Mayenje.

Brightone says happy new year 2015.  He says that he wishes you a prosperous year ahead.  He says he is praying for you and your family for a long life  He says he looks forward to meeting you one of these fine days.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Letter from Brayan

Dear Beverly Sykes,

How is your health going?  I wish you are doing very well with your family.  My family and I are enjoying a very good health.  I am very grateful for the letters and pictures you sent me.  I tell you I do not know the story of "The Wizard of Oz."  I will be waiting for your pictures.  Thank you for talking about Malala -- I can see she is a warrior.  It is good that God gave her a 2nd opportunity.

I received your letter and saw your mom by the Christmas tree with the lights.

I tell you in my project I learned more bible verses and songs.  I go to CDC every Friday and I always get a 100.  I also learn many beautiful things about God.  I like to go to the project so that i remain away from evil ways.

Have you ever visited my country -- Honduras?  Have you heard about it?

I always keep you in my prayers to the Lord will give you great health.  I ask you to pray for me.  I am now going to 6th grade.  I need the Lord to give me wisdom.

I say goodbye to you with many hugs and with great love and many kisses.  I would like to know from you soon.  See you!