Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Letter from Samuel

27th July 2013

The season is now dry.  It is now cold.  Around this time the farmers are harvesting.  When the weather is sunny, I like to play. When the weather is rainy I like to sleep.  My favorite kind of weather is sunny.  On my last birthday the weather was sunny.  Last Christmas the weather was rainy.

"How are you?"  Samuel asks.  He says that he is doing well.  He asks how you are doing?  He is thanking and appreciating you for the letter you sent.  He says that his family is well and that during his free time he plays soccer with his friends.  He wishes that one day you will meet each other.  He's thanking you for your love, kindness, support upon his life and your being there.  You have really his life positively.  May the Lord God Almighty reward and bless you richly.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Letter from Luis Henrique

(no date)

In the first part of the letter, he checks off information about the climate of Brasil:

* In the city where I live the weather is usually cold during the winter.
* In the winter, my city (June, July, August) is hot and it doesn't rain
* I prefer all types of weather
* When the weather is sunny I like to play in the street
* When the weather is rainy I like to play indoors
* As I write this letter, the weather is hot and sunny

What is your favorite type of weather?

Dear Beverly,

How are you?  I am Lucilia, the Project Monitor, and I am writing on behalf of Luiz Henrique.  He is a healthy, happy and very active child who makes friends easily.  He also likes birthdays very much.  He thought it was really cool to learn what a pinata is.  Here in Brasil we have the custom of hanging up an enormous balloon filled with sweets and candy and the children have to burst it so that everything falls to the ground.  The children have loads of fun.

We hope to hear more news from you soon.  We are very happy about your love for Luiz Henrique.  We ask that you pray for Luiz and his family.

Affectionately, Lucilia, on behalf of Luiz Henrique.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Letter from Miché

29 / 07 / 2013

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Hello.  How are you?  This is a pleasure for me to write to you this letter.  How are your activities going?  My whole family is very well, thanks to God.  They are not sick.

I wish that God make me have a good vacation.  I play soccer.  I am part of a team to go playing in another area.

I  thank you for your prayers.  I am glad to see the picture of your granddaughter that is dancing.  The pictures you have enclosed are very beautiful.  I was glad to get the pictures and the letter where they were dancing the dance that Lacie llikes.

I have succeeded in school.  I will be in Grade 5 with happy heart.

Are all your families all right?  Aren't they sick?  I help you pray and you will help me to pray for my school.  I pray that you have a good vacation.  May God bless you.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Letter from Emmanuella

21st August 2013

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Thank you for the letters and prayers.  God bless you.

Child's response to sponsor's questions:
No, I don't know anything about fog.
We are 19 pupils in my class.
Yes, I like reading.
Yes, I like reading to younger people.
The story I like reading is Cinderella the orphan.

Child's new experiences at Project/Home/School/Community, etc.
I was promoted to J.H.S. (1) one and I am very happy.

Question for my sponsor
What are the names of your friends?

Prayer for my sponsor
I pray that God will bless you and your family.

Prayer request from child
Pray that God will give me wisdom and understanding.

Memory verse
Psalm 25:2.  To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  In you I trust, O my God.  Do not let me put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.  Amen.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Letter from Fred

June 11, 2013

Dear Auntie Sykes.

Christian Greetings!

I wasso happy for the bonfire during the camp.  I like the stories and the food.  I will be in fourth grade.  I like to carry my younger brother.  I like to know how many are in your home?

Please pray that my sibling will be fine.

Thank you for everything.  My schooling is fine.  Thank you for your pictures.  You look all alike.

Belated happy birthday!  I hope that you are very happy.

I thank that you love me even I'm far from you. 

May I learn a lot.

Thank you for everything.  Thank you for my new uniform and school supplies.  God bless you!


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Letter from Leniel

Dear Beverly Sykes,

Hello!  May God bless you so much!  How are you?  I am very well and thank you for every one of your letters and for being my sponsor!  I ask you to pray for my mom and my grandma.  What is your favorite bible verse?  Blessings!

Love, Leniel

Monday, September 16, 2013

Letter from Wainaina

August 10,  2013

Dear Beverly Sykes,

"Hello, Miss Beverly Sykes."

I hope you and also your family are really doing well at home.  Me and also my family are doing good.  I still remember and pray for you and your family as you do to me.  I also thank you for the gifts you send to me.

Here in our Compassion we are preparing for our ball games which are starting on the 12th of this month.  And I hope this season we are going to take over the championship.  It has been a wonderful time f or us practicing the games that we are practicing.  And I am not a very good fan at baseball.

Here in Kenya it has been very cold since last month and I hope very soon it might change to normal degrees.

At home we live together as a family but not separate with my brothers and the little sister of ours.

The bible tells us that our bodies are the temple of God, therefore we must be honest and patient about God's plan to us.  But not what our minds tell us  to do.

I received your letters and they were so nice to me.  When I read them and aso the photos that you send about Briana's graduation.  I hope you a lucky day as mine.  May God be with you all the times.