Well, it’s safe to say it’s been a while! But that’s not because I haven’t received any letters. Life gets busy sometimes! I graduated from college back in June and am now working two jobs, as well as volunteering at church and planning a trip to Kenya! I’m starting to feel a little more settled now, so I thought I’d give blogging another go :)
In August, I received an incredible fourteen letters, so I expected September to be a lot quieter, but I still received four great letters!
The first letter I received was from sweet five year old Evis from Colombia!
In this letter, Evis introduces her family to me! I love these letters because they really help me feel connected to my child. I learned that Evis is an only child, but her mum is currently pregnant with twins! I’m sure Evis is going to make a wonderful big sister! She tells me that she loves spending time with her family because they have lots of fun together. She thanks me for the letters I send to her, and she tells me that she is praying for me and my family. She then tells me that she thanks God for my life! She sends me 1 Corinthians 2:9 and ends her letter with lots of blessing. She drew me a beautiful picture of some houses, a tree and some dogs.
I also received another letter from Colombia – this time a first letter from seven year old Jose!
Jose completed the same template that Evis did, so I received some wonderful information about his family in his first letter to me! I learned that he loves with both of his parents and that he has an older sister who is 10 years old, and an older brother who is 9 years old. He also tells me that he is close to his family. He tells me that he enjoyed his vacation and he spent some time with his cousins. He says goodbye “with a big hug” and sends me Isaiah 58:11. He also drew me a house, and Jose’s drawing included two children playing football.
I also received a letter from my littlest Compassion child – three year old Irabizi from Rwanda!
This letter was quite exciting, because it was Irabizi’s first form letter that wasn’t from the Child Survival Program – my baby’s growing up! He sent me the “my hobbies and pets” template. He tells me that his hobbies include drawing, playing football and riding a bike with his classmates. He has a pet pig and he likes taking photos with his pig. This letter included my first ever drawing from Irabizi! He drew me a house (although in some ways it looks like a pair of trousers!). The letter was written by Irabizi’s father, and he thanks me for my support and asks how I am doing. I am told in this letter that Irabizi’s home has been damaged, and I am waiting to hear more about this from Compassion, but in the meantime, I would ask you to join me in praying for this sweet family.
The final letter I received this week came from Mexico – from fifteen year old Jose Luis!
This is the second letter I’ve received from Jose Luis since I became his correspondent sponsor back in March! He says he hopes that God is blessing me with life and health. He tells me that he thinks prayer is something wonderful because we can talk to God about the things that worry us. He goes on to say that he used to talk back to his parents but then he heard a teaching in church about respect and now he is trying hard not to talk back to his parents! He also tells me that he is preparing to graduate from middle school! He sends me Song of Solomon 2:1 and draws me a cartoon flower.
I’m hoping that the next couple of months will bring in a few of the first letters I am waiting for (which is currently eight!). I’m anxious to get to know some of the new faces that I have been blessed with!