Marcus always looks so serious in his photos, but he is such a great young man in his letters! Here is his latest photo:
You can really see how much he’s grown!
And little Jose isn’t as little anymore!
(click on the photos to see them larger)
I received a new letter from Marcus last week. This is my second letter from him!
Marcus is 14 and lives in Brazil
“Hi dear godmother, how are you? I am fine. Here at school I finished elementary school and now I’ll go to high school. I am very excited to start classes. My favorite thing to learn is about English. I’ve already got some practice and I hope I’ll learn more. Thank you for your letter and pictures. I hope to receive more of them. I have many questions to ask you. Do you have kids? Are you married? At school I am taking many courses to focus in the area I hope to work at. With love, Marcus”
I’m very proud of him that he’s going to high school and he’s excited about it! Marcus lives in an area where gang violence is prominent, but it seems like he is staying focused, which is so awesome. It’s also great that he’s learning English! Of course I’ll be asking him which area he hopes to work in.
Marcus is 14 and lives in Brazil.
“Hello my dear godmother, how are you? I’m fine and my family, too. Do you have kids? Here in the project, we will have a retreat and the Beach Park and I hope to go to both of them. Did you travel anywhere in these months? In the project, I do basketball and computer courses and I learned a lot about God. Do you go to church? I hope to write more for you and to receive your letters and photos. Until next letter, Marcus”
It was great to hear from him, and I can’t wait to get to continue getting to know him!
My wait on the Compassion correspondents waiting list was looong but I knew it was in God’s time, because He had the right child for me, and that child just needed to become available. Last week, this finally happened as Marcus was added to my account!
Marcus is 14 and lives in Brazil, just like Rikelme. In fact, their project numbers are just one off from each other. Rikelme is such a sweetheart and I love Brazil since I visited there back in 2004, so I was very excited to have another Brazilian teen! His favorite school subject is math and his hobbies include bicycling, marbles, soccer, and toy cars. I’m looking forward to getting to know him!