First Letter from Jabes

I was very excited to receive my first letter from Jabes! Both of my correspondents in Rwanda were assigned to be at the end of January and I’ve already heard from both of them before February ended! There are correspondents I’ve had for months longer that I haven’t heard from yet, so that is really impressive.


Jabes is 4 and lives in Rwanda.

The letter uses the My Project template. Jabes goes to his project once a week and it is 1km from his home. He walks there. Typical activities he does there are studying and playing. His favorite activities at the project are praying and singing. He typically eats rice and beans there. The letter says “Dear Alisa, your child Jabes is greeting you in the name of Christ our Lord. He was very happy for your photos that you have sent him. He thanks you so much for your support of prayers to his family. Jabes likes playing, singing, and reading. Concerning about his studies, he is doing well and studying in nursery school. He wishes to be a policeman. He thanks you so much for your communication and accepting his letters to you. His favorite color is blue. His family is wishing you God’s peace and blessings.” The letter was written by his father.


I just want to give Jabes a big hug every time I see his sweet little face. This is a really sweet letter written by his father!

Introducing Jabes!

When I came home from work on Tuesday, I was delighted to find the cutest new face as my 4th new correspondent! I was even more excited when I saw that he is from Rwanda, a new country from me. I have heard wonderful things about Compassion in Rwanda, so it’s great that I’ll get to be a part of it now.

Meet tiny Jabes!


Jabes is 4 and he is in preschool. His hobbies are art, group games, and ping pong. I’ve never seen a 4 year old play ping pong before, but maybe he enjoys hitting the ball around 🙂 I want to scoop up this sweet boy and give him a big hug. I’m so in love already!