Jorge is 6 and lives in the Dominican Republic
The letter uses the My Community template. His community is located in Santo Domingo. Common types of transportation are cars, motorcycles, and buses. Common jobs in the community are housekeepers, teachers, and chauffeurs. The weather is hot. The letter says “Hello! God bless you greatly. I write to you on Jorge’s behalf. He says that he has a pet dog. His favorite color is red. He likes to play with his friends, run, watch tv, and eat. He thanks you for writing him the letter and praying for his family. With a big hug, Jorge”
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!”
Zakayo is 5 and lives in Tanzania
The letter uses the My Friends template. It first lists the names of some of his friends. Activities Zakayo does with his friends are playing ball, running, and reading books. His friends go to school with him. His best friend is Yohana, who is special because he teaches me to read the Bible books and do the chores. He goes to the project with Zakayo. The letter says “Sorry for the diseases. Here we do not get sick often except for malaria. I’m so happy for the good pictures you sent me. My family and I are fine and healthy. I would like to answer your question if I could be God for one day. Zakayo failed to answer that question.”
Jabes is 4 and lives in Rwanda
The letter uses the My Typical Week template. Jabes typically gets up at 6 am. In the morning he typically goes to school, and in the evening he typically fetches water and plays soccer with his friends. He typically goes to sleep at 7 pm. His favorite day of the week is Saturday because they go to the project, they learn good lessons, and they eat. The letter says “Dear Alisa, greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ. The child wants to tell you that he loves you and that he is proud to have you. He wants to tell you that he has received the letter you sent to him. Answering your question, no he doesn’t have an animal but he loves them. He wants to tell you that he loves praying and he prays for you. May God bless you.”
Génecis is 3 and lives in Colombia
The letter uses the Introduction Letter template. It lists her birthday, her parents’ names, and her friends’ names and ages. Her favorite food is spaghetti; her favorite color is blue; her favorite animal is a cat; her favorite hobby is playing; her favorite game is playing with dolls. Génecis’ questions are “What is your favorite sport?” and “Do you like to go to the beach?” The letter says “Hello, may God bless you. I’m Luz, Génecis’ tutor. I’m helping her to write this letter. She is thankful for you having chosen her and for the letters you have sent her. She says that she wants to become a doctor. She enjoys riding her bike. She says she loves her mom. She has a favorite dress that her mom gave to her. The verse given is John 4:19. Bye, Luz and Génecis”
Jhonatan is 10 and lives in El Salvador
“Blessings Alisa, it is a beautiful pleasure to write you. Receive many blessings from our God. This time I want to tell you about my home. My house is small and built with aluminum thin, we get water from the river and we also have electricity. I would like to ask you if you have running water and by what means do you get drinkable water? I want to share that I share a bed with my brother. In my home we cook with wood. To get the wood, we go to the river and on the shore we find wood. I want to tell you that my favorite color is red and I have two pets: a dog and a cat. When I grow up I want to be a doctor, so I can help boys and girls. Thank you for the letters that you sent. I also want to thank you for sponsoring me, your support has been a blessing. Please help to pray for my mom so that God may give her health. It has been a pleasure to write to you. I say goodbye with much love, Jhonatan”
He’s quite the artist!!
I received such an amazing second letter from Charles and his dad!
Charles is 4 and lives in the Philippines
What I LOVE about both of Charles’ letters so far is that they let him answer at his level. So typing it would be an injustice in this case. Here is his letter:
And the letter from Charles’ dad is so wonderful. I just love this little family so much already!!
“Dear Ma’am Alisa, Good day! Hope you’re fine there. Once again I am Mr. Raymond writing on behalf of my son Charles. Thank you so much ma’am for the letters you’ve sent. We received two letters and we are so happy especially Charles to read and know about your duties and passion to teach little children. How amazing you are and for sure that your students there are also blessed and thankful for having you as their teacher. Just continue to do that job because it is the noblest profession and Charles is so proud having you as his sponsor. About your question if a lot of people get sick here, well more people also are getting sick, especially children, because of the weather. It is so hot here, but thanks to God that Charles is healthy now. He is doing good now and started to perform some action songs from the center and church even though he is a shy type of boy, but when playtime and singing time he did it great and gave his best. And good to know that you have favorite clothes and yellow is your favorite color. Charles also loves to wear especially the color blue shirt with the picture of a spider and his favorite cartoon character is Spiderman. He loves his family, friends, Jesus, and you too, Ms. Alisa. And about your question if you were God for one day what would you do? I got a little confused if this question is for me or for Charles. Well if you will ask me about that I will bring peace and share it to others even in small things, because for me when you share you care. And I also asked Charles that question and he answered he will make a Spiderman and spider and give it to children to have and play. It’s quite funny but he answered to his level as a little boy. In fact he really loves to play spider and take care of it. A spider that only can locate at the roof top of our house. Ma’am thank you also for the pictures, and Charles likes the snow, moons, and the pictures of your children and you too, ma’am. He said you are beautiful with your yellow jacket. By the way ma’am how old are you now? Charles wants to know you more, are you still single? Please continue to pray for my family here and Charles’ study, he will be enrolled in day care soon. May the Lord bless and guide him always. As we pray here for your safety always with your family blessings and with your work. God bless! Respectfully yours, Mr. Raymond”