Monday, June 1, 2015

Sweet Greetings from Honduras, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Colombia, and Peru

I was so wrapped up in finishing my Compassion Joys post that I forgot it's Mail Call Monday!

If I had posted this earlier in the day, as I usually do, I would have just had two letters to share. But after I got home from work tonight, there were three more letters in the mailbox! 

First, we heard from Eduardo in Honduras. 

Eduardo says that he is doing really well after his sinus surgery, and he feels pretty great. He also said that his church's name is Christian Brigade of Love, and wants to know more about my church. He attends the project on Saturdays and goes to church on Sundays after playing soccer with his brother. 

That same day, we got a letter from Marc in Haiti!

Marc wrote a really sweet letter. He explained that in Haiti, it's hot during the day, but it gets quite a bit cooler at night (which is why it feels so "cold" to him!) He also shared a little bit about Haitian weddings, saying that "if the bride is not pregnant" at the ceremony, they read some verses and meditate on them. I don't know why this was so funny to me- do pregnant brides not get to hear Bible verses? Haha. I'm sure that if I read Haitian Creole it would make a little more sense in what he originally wrote! He said that his family spends time together on Christmas eating and praying. 

Today, we heard from Julian in Colombia. 

Julian's letter was a form letter about his house, which is the same letter we got from our other Colombian, Michel, about a week ago. Julian lives in a black house with his mom and aunt, and he likes the common room best. He also likes eating and playing with his family when they get together. Julian says that his prayer request is that he never gets the Chikungunya virus, which is something that I am always praying for my kids. 

We also got a letter from Reine in Burkina Faso today.

Reine's letters are usually pretty predictable- she tells me about the weather and a little about school, and asks about the weather in my country. Today, she wrote some new stuff, which was exciting. She says that recently she had a "sore eye" and with Compassion's intervention she was able to see a doctor and get glasses. I'm so glad that she was able to get this help! I wish I could see her in her glasses! She also asked me if I have ever been to Burkina Faso, and if any singers from Burkina Faso are famous in America. What a neat question! I will have to do a little research on that one. 

Finally, we got a letter from Carlos in Peru! 

As usual, Carlos had a lot to say in his letter! He told me that he's seen pumpkins on a farm, and that he lives close to the ocean, where there are plenty of fish. He said that he has seen several weddings at his church, and that after the ceremony, people play games. He also shared that he was working on entrance exams to a vocational school to learn about auto mechanics! And he said that he loves music, likes to play guitar, and also likes to sing, but "only in the shower," which made me crack up. :) 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you finally heard from Carlos!! He sounds like my husband with only wanting to sing in the shower. I'm so glad Eduardo is recovering from his surgery and that Reine got glasses... It's so great knowing our kids are being cared for medically. Julian sounds so sweet! And the comment about pregnant brides hearing verses made me laugh too!! You'll have to ask Marc if non-pregnant brides also get verses ;)


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