Monday, January 28, 2013

Letter from Fred

Letters from Fred and from Shallon are my favorites, because they actually seem like letters and not something someone has told them to write.  Here is my letter from Fred today.

Dear Auntie Sykes,

Christian Greetings!

I thank you so much.  I played during our semestral break.  I like hide and seek. 

My mother has a bigger stomach because the baby inside is growing.  I also grew in height and I have no sickness.  How about your health?  Don't you have any sickness even though it is cold there? 

I'm so excited about our Christmas party.  My mother and father will have a seminar.

Please pray that mother's delivery will be fine and I will be more kind too.

I am learning about the 12 disciples.  I like Noah's story.  Thank you for everything.

God bless you!


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Letter from Emmanuella

I was so thrilled to get this photo of Emmanuella today.  This is the first smiling photo I've had.  She is shown here with the things that she bought with her Christmas gift.  It came along with a brief letter.

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Thank you very much for the birthday gifts.  I bought two different fabric for dress to use during Christmas.

How are you?  I hope you are doing well, by God's grace.

Now my mother is baking pastries so I am learning it.

How are your parents doing?

I pray that God protects you and your family and give you strength.

Memory Verse:  Acts 16:31.  They replied, believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved and you and your household..  Amen

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Kiva Loan

The is Emilia, from Ghana.

Emelia sells fresh fish in Akotokyir near Abura. She has received no formal education. She is a widow and has three children. Emelia has been selling fresh fish for the past thirty years. She is responsible for supporting herself and paying her family’s general expenses. Her loan will be used to buy more fresh fish to sell in the market. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to save a little and to be able to invest some additional money back into her fish-selling business.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

No letter from Miche

I was very disappointed that I apparent received a letter from my new child, Miche, in Haiti, but the envelope came without the letter.  They are going to try to find a copy but it will take 8 weeks before I have it, if it exists.  :(