Here is my latest letter from Elaina. I’ve been receiving quite a few letters from her lately and I’m loving it!
Elaina is 7 and lives in the Dominican Republic
The letter uses the My Dreams template. Elaina marked that when she grows up she would like to be a doctor and someday she would like to meet me (“my sponsor”). Someday she would like to visit an amusement park and travel on a plane. The letter says: “Dear Alisa, Blessings. How are you? I’m very well, thank God. The weather in my country is a little rainy. I have never gone to the sea, but I do go to the beach. Thank you for the letter that you sent me. I liked it. I’d like to do a sleepover with you someday. I’m sorry about your grandmother. I ask you to pray for me and my family and I will pray for you.”
I was actually about thisclose to going to the Dominican Republic this summer, which would have been last month, but in the end, the trip I made the very difficult decision to attend was to Guatemala this month. So hearing her say that she would like to meet me and have a sleepover plays on my guilt and pulls on my heartstrings. But ideally, I’ll get to visit the DR in the future, too. So Elaina, one day, I hope. I’d love to meet you, too.