I found it adorable how little Brayan’s letter was all decked out with pretty, flowery drawings… clearly he got some help from one of his older sisters! 🙂
Brayan is 4 and lives in the Mercedes community of Lempira, Honduras.
“Hello dear sponsor! How are you? I hope that you are well with all your family. I have been having a good time with my friends. I am happy because we celebrated the Day of the Child in September. I like to play, to sing, and to eat sweets. I like to go to church. The song that I like to sing is the one that says- I give You glory, glory; to you Lord I give; glory to You Lord- it is my favorite song. I pray for you and your family. May God take care of your life and pour His power on your life. I liked the things that you sent me. Thank you. Cordial greetings through the long distance. Many hugs and kisses from all my family. Blessings! See you soon!”
The next new correspondent child that was added to my international family was Jhonatan. Jhonatan is from El Salvador, the country that there is a very real possibility I could be traveling to in July. Since considering the trip to El Salvador to see Lucia, I’ve now received 2 more correspondents from there.
Jhonatan is 10 now, and here are his two previous photos along with his current one. He was such a cute little guy, and I love the middle one where he is laughing! Now that he’s older he is more serious in his picture, but I’d love to see a smile on his face again.
Jhonatan has only had one sponsor, but he’s only received one letter. I’m grateful to his sponsor for letting me write to him so that he can start receiving letters regularly.
Jhonatan’s hobbies are learning about God, listening to Bible stories, spending time with friends, group games, hide and seek, and soccer. He’s in 3rd grade where his favorite subject is language.
The second of the new correspondents I’ve had added to my international family is another boy from Ethiopia, but this time an older one. Meet 14 year old Endalu! Here he is along with his previous photo.
Endalu is now my third 14 year old boy. I just love Rikelme and Marcus, my other two, and I think it’s such a great age to get to write to, so I’m excited to write to Endalu too!
Endalu has lots of hobbies, including playing sports, art, running, singing, soccer, story telling, and swimming. He has many household duties, which include carrying water, child care, cleaning, making beds, and running errands. He’s in 7th grade and his favorite school subjects are art, history, and language. The average income of his community is only $12 a month.
He has had 5 previous sponsors and only ever received 3 letters, which breaks my heart, but that will change now!!
Yesterday I shared my first letter from Yeyson, and now here is my first letter from his little sister, Greysi.
Greysi is 3 and lives in the El Tablon community of Lempira, Honduras.
“Hello dear sponsor, I hope that you are in good health. I am a very good girl. Thank you for being my sponsor and for giving me many things. I only want to tell you that I am very thankful for you and your family for the support you give me. I have not met you in person, but I hope to meet you soon. May my God care for you in all your ways and everywhere you go- and your family.”
I have been blessed greatly with 5 new correspondents within a week and a half! I’ve never gotten correspondents this close together, so my sponsor family has expanded quite a bit very quickly… and I am so excited to get to know each of these wonderful children! The first new correspondent I received is Beto.
Beto is 6 years old and from Ethiopia. He lives with his mother and his schooling is listed as “other” so it sounds like he may not be in school yet. His hobbies are group games, running, and soccer. He has had 2 sponsors and not received any letters or gifts since he was registered in 2016.
I just love his bright and colorful clothing, along with the purple and green wall in the background! He is a very handsome little guy, and there’s a lot of expressiveness behind those eyes that I’m eager to get to know.
This is my first letter from Yeyson, the older of the siblings I sponsor together.
Yeyson is 9 and lives in the El Tablon community of Lempira, Honduras.
“Hello dear sponsor, Thank you for having chosen me. i hope you are in very good health. Thanks to God my family is very healthy. I hope to meet you in person to see my beautiful sponsor that God has given me. My mother is Maria. My father is Omar. My sister is Greysi. I feel very happy for the beautiful family that my dear God has given me. I am also thankful because you form a part of my family. My heart says that I love you a lot even though I haven’t met you. May God protect you every day and take good care of you. Many thanks… many thanks!”
What a loving and heartfelt letter!
Heidy is 11 and lives in the Mi Betania community of Lempira, Honduras.
“Hello Alisa! How are you? I tell you that I have a rabbit. Here it is raining. Next year I will be in 5th grade. Which is your favorite animal? I like all that you have sent me. Many thanks, godmother. Each day I pray for you. Will you pray for my family and for my studies and for my dear church. Thank you for the beautiful letters that you have sent me. Many thanks I give to God for having a sponsor like you and also for my parents and for my teachers at school and church. This program is a blessing for the church. Many thanks for all. With love, Heidy. Blessings.”