I'm so happy that my letter drought has finally ended! I only got one letter this week, but it was a very important one- our first letter from Victor in Kenya! We got Victor as a correspondence sponsorship 5 long months ago, so it was great to finally hear from him. This was not a "getting to know you" form letter, which I assume got lost in the mail somewhere along the way- this means we still don't know much about Victor and his family. But I am so thankful to receive a letter from him at last!
Receive my greetings in the name of Jesus Christ. I hope you are fine together with your family. Here in our family we are all doing well by the likeness of God. I hope you are praying for me to have a good result. I thank you for Christmas gift that you sent me. That gift was nice to me, even my parents were joyful for that. Things that I was given were some gumboots, a vest, and toothpaste.
I enjoyed my Christmas day in the church until noon. After church service I went to the pitch where I enjoyed the celebrations with my friends. Here in Kenya it is hot and dry, especially our area. I hope one day we will meet one another. I am still praying for you and your grandfather, that may God heal him with his own medicine. Also remember to pray for me.
And lastly I thank you for the letter you wrote to me, it was nice and enjoyable. May God bless you. Goodbye!
Your beloved child,
Wow! What a great letter! I enjoyed reading about what Victor got for Christmas. When I wrote back to him this week, I told him I was glad he got some toothpaste because it's very important to take care of our teeth! : ) I like the fact that Victor mentions several times that he hopes I am praying for him. I tell my kids I am praying for them in every single letter I write. Victor's repetition of this fact shows me that he has strong faith and knows the power of prayer- which is great! And I felt like crying when I read the way he signed his letter. He IS my beloved child. I am so thankful that I got this letter, so I can finally feel a real connection with Victor. I can't wait to see what he has to say next!