Letter from Clemence


Clemence is 4 and lives in Rwanda

The letter uses the My Typical Week template. Clemence typically gets up at 6 am. In the morning, she typically prays, bathes, and takes porridge. In the evening she typically plays ball and does different things. She typically goes to sleep at 7:30 pm. Her favorite day of the week is Sunday because she walks to different places. The letter says “Dear Alisa, I am pleased to see your letter. Praise Jesus because you recovered. I met with a nurse so now I am doing well. I wish to come to live together with you. Are you married? Do you have a husband? Do you have children? I would like to see your family pictures. Sometimes it is warm here mixed with cold. My family would like to see you! We enjoyed so much to celebrate Easter at the project. We thank you!”


First Letter from Clemence

Clemence had been my correspondent for less than a month when I received her first letter! That is amazing, because a couple years ago, it would often take up to 6 months to receive the first letter. Clemence is my little ray of sunshine.


Clemence is 4 and lives in Rwanda.

Her introduction lists the names and ages of her parents and that she has a 1 year old baby brother. Clemence’s favorite color is green, her favorite food is rice, her favorite game and toy are playing with a ball, and her favorite subject is English. She lives in a village. The letter portion is broken up into different sections. Message for my sponsor: “I thank you for choosing to be my sponsor.” Question for my sponsor: “Where do you and your family live?” Prayer for my sponsor: “Wish you blessings in all you do.” Prayer requests from child: “Pray for my success in studies and to have eternal life.” “My dream is to be a doctor and the drawing is a flower.” The letter was written by her mother.


This is my first letter from Rwanda, and I like the template that they used. And it’s always fun when a family member helps to write the letters. I’m excited to hear from this little beauty!

Introducing Clemence!

I just received little Jabes as a correspondent and now I get to write to another little cutie from Rwanda!


Clemence just turned 4 in January and she has a smile of pure JOY! Whenever I’m feeling down, I’m going to look at Clemence’s picture to cheer me up. This little sweetheart lives in a community where the average income is less than $3/month, something we can’t even really fathom. But here is a face of happiness and love in the only world she knows. And thanks to Compassion, Clemence and her family are taken care of. I’m sure this is one of countless examples of Compassion’s life saving work in this community.

Clemence already helps with the chores of carrying water and running errands and her hobbies are dancing and art. She seems like my kind of free spirit! She is thankfully enrolled in preschool and her favorite subject is art there too. Compassion’s description of the community says that there are not safe places to play and the nearby lake is polluted with methane gas. This means that their water supply is likely severely limited.

I can’t wait to send a gift and encouragement to Clemence’s family ❤