Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Letter from Mercy

This is my first letter from Mercy, age 10, one of the "Kenya 7"


Dear Beverly Sykes,

Hallow [sic] Sykes.  I greet you in Jesus name from Kenya.  In Kenya there is no rain.

Last year I work hard and I was promoted to class five and I was happy.  I go to Sunday School and I pray for you.  Read Isaiah 41:6 (They helped every one his neighbor; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.)

My grandmother is called Ann Sigira and I am happy.  I have never heard of a blizzard.  Thank you for giving me many gifts.  God bless you.

I know I am special when God died for my sins and also be Compassion child.  Alone in our home pray for me and greet you friends.

This is the drawing she included:

Monday, April 27, 2015

Letter from Josphat


Dear Beverly Sykes,

Receive greetings from your sponsored child Josphat.

He says that he is doing well in school and that he is now in 5th grade.

He says that he is putting more effort in school and he wants you to know that he always does his homework in time.

At home he says his parents are doing well and in good health, and he says that he prays that you are doing well too.

Josphat says that his favorite game is soccer, and he asks what about your favorite game?

He finally says thank you for sponsoring him and he says God bless you.

Bye, he says.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Letter from Wainaina


Hey, Beverly,

It is my pleasure to write to you again this wonderful morning that God has granted to us.  It has been all going well since the beginning of this year.  I have been praying for you so much that your welfare to be always well.

I'm actually doing well in school and also at home.  I'm glad to be communicating to you through letters and hoping that Christ has been of great help to you as he has been to me.

Here in Kenya we have received some rain for a couple of days and it is a blessing from God.  I hope to hear from you again.

May God be with you.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Letter from Lovson


Dear Beverly Sykes,

I greet you in Jesus' name.  How are you and your family?  My family and I are very well.  What is your weather like there?  It's very hot here.

My project will take us to a camp at Easter.

I've not heard about the "bowling."  The people helping my community are scouts, brigands and the police.  Yes, I usually find people to give me letters and gifts like my mom and dad.  There are veterinarians taking care of animals where I live.

Thanks for the nice photos.  I was glad to get them and I appreciated them.  I was glad to hear from you and ask you to pray to God to help me and preserve my life on my way to the camp.  Pray that I'll always progress in my studios.

God bless you abundantly!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Letter from Briana

June 10, 2014

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Hello!  I feel happy to write you this letter.  I hope that you and your family are fine, thanks to god.  How are you, your family and your activities?  As for me, I am not very well because I was sick.  I got a fever and rheumatism.  I saw a doctor and I am under treatment.  I feel good to write you this letter.

In answer to your questions, yes, I sneeze especially when I get flu and cough.  My birthday has already ended; I had a nice party but it was not grandiose.  What about yours?  Have you ever sneezed?  How do you celebrate your birthday with your faioy?  Please pray for me so I can have more patience just like Solomon and that I can be intelligetn like the three men Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego.  Please pray for my schooling and temperance.  I will be praying so that God can bless you abundantly.

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!