Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Greetings from Brazil and India

It's Mail Call Monday again!

Today I got two letters! And no bills! That's always exciting. : )

The first letter I opened was from Jayid in India.

Jayid's letter was called "How I Have Fun." It was all about what he likes to do in his free time! Jayid shared that he likes to play games at home. At the project, he enjoys games, stories, and drawing. He also likes cricket and carrom, which is a board game. I looked it up, and it's apparently a little like billiards or table shuffleboard. Jayid also said that during school holidays, he likes to play outside. He also enjoys Sunday school and music club at the project. Jayid's letters are always written by a project worker. This time they shared that he asks for prayer for his dad, and that he will be having annual exams this month.

I was also very excited to get my first letter from Patricia in Brazil!

Patricia was added to our account at the beginning of December. Early in April, I sent Compassion an email asking if they could look into whether or not a letter was on the way. In the process I also learned a little more about the letter-writing changes that Compassion has made over the past year and a half! Anyway, they said that Patricia had a letter on the way, and sure enough, here it is!

Patricia opened her letter with "Hello, dear Jessi Jones!" She says she's doing great, and she had a vacation at home with her family. She played with her friends, helped her mother, and went to church. Now she is back at school (in the 7th grade) and the project. She said that the project is very nice, and she is "in MQV2." I don't know what that means, though, and google wasn't much help! She closed the letter with, "I expect to get a letter from you. Kisses!" and she drew little hearts by her name. The translator then made a keyboard heart when they typed up the translation, which was a sweet touch that I appreciated. : )

Now that Patricia's first letter has arrived, I am going to ask for another correspondence child! I'd like to take on a few more, if Compassion will let me. I have been on a mission to get folks to write letters, and take on more correspondence kids, since I got back from my trip!

1 comment:

  1. How fun!!! We didn't receive any letters last week...but we did receive project director letters. Hopefully I'll get a chance to share those soon.

    I love that you were able to learn what Jayid enjoys doing for fun!! And aren't first letters great? They make the relationship seem more real.


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