Sunday, March 29, 2015

Getting to Know You: Caleb

Here's the next installment in my series introducing my kiddos! :)

Name: Caleb
Age: 13
Birthday: August 21
Country: Uganda
Sponsored since: January 2014

How we got him: I like to think of Caleb as my anniversary gift. :) Brandon and I generally don't do anything for our anniversary, and sometimes that can leave me feeling a little down. But Caleb showed up on our account on our anniversary, and that was a pretty neat surprise gift!!

About his family: Caleb  lives with his parents, who are farmers. I think he has talked about whatever they are planting in just about every letter he has sent to me! He has an older sister and a little brother- his sister is 18 and his brother should be about five!

Hobbies and interests: I am pretty confident that Caleb's family life revolves around farming, and he is proud of that and interested in sharing about it with me. He is a really sweet guy- his first letter was so warm! I am always pleasantly surprised when my teen boys send such sweet letters. I guess I'm expecting to have a hard time connecting with him! Caleb wants to work at an airport when he grows up.

Here are some excerpts from Caleb's letters!

"I greet you in the  mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

Caleb's previous photo, from before we got him

"In Uganda I am very fine, and all my family members, too."

"It is rainy season and people are busy planting crops like beans, maize, and cassava. My mother plants them, too." 

Our first photo of Caleb!

"I love you so much and will continue praying for you and your family." 

"May the Lord bless you in whatever you do. Thank you so much for the letter you sent. I enjoy reading it daily."

"I am so happy that you chose me to be a part of your family." 

"I enjoy Sunday school services so much." 

"Praise the Lord! How are you my friend?"

"How I wish God gives me wisdom."

"I am praying for you and your family to have a long life and bless time. In the project we are enjoying life."

"It is so nice to see how God has cared for us. How nice it is to read Genesis 12: 3. It says, I will bless those who bless you. But I will curse those who curse you. And through you I will bless your nation. 
May God bless you and your family and wish you a happy Christmas."

Caleb's photo just got updated this week, as I was writing this post! :) He's so handsome!


  1. I love that Caleb showed up on your anniversary!! And I'm so happy you have a Ugandan kid now!!

    1. He was a very awesome anniversary gift!


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