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These are some quotes from letters that made me smile. Some because they are sweet, some are humorous, and some for no particular reason at all. The ages are the child's age at the time of writing, not their age now.
1. It is with a broad smile on my heart to have you as my correspondent and bosom friend. ~ Epher, 23, Kenya (LDP Student)2. Life in Kenya is so beautiful; we have wonderful scenery, wild animals, and friendly people who love visitors from other countries. ~ Irene, 9, Kenya (Former Sponsored Child)3. My best friend is special because she and I talk, comb, share our dolls and love each other. ~ Genoveva, 6, Ecuador4. My best friend is special because she shares her pencil with me when I do not have one. ~ Naomi, 7, Ghana5. My family is very happy to hear that you love them, and they love you too, so much. ~ Esperance, 11, Rwanda6. My little sister is now 7 months old. She is still a baby and she likes to laugh a lot. I saw the first teeth of my little sister on June 19th and that is why my mum has told me that I have to buy her a sweat suit. This is the belief that many people practise here in my country, because I saw her teeth I will be like her godmother. ~ Keila, 12, Bolivia7. My mum travelled away for work and I am staying with my grandma. She is very affectionate with my 2 brothers and me. I love my grandma a lot. My 2 brothers miss my mum a lot. ~ Keila, 11, Bolivia8. My parents are doing fine and they pray for you every now and then. ~ Erickson, 11, Kenya9. My sister is already 5 months old and she is very small. My cousin calls her little smurf and my brother calls her little dwarf. ~ Keila, 12, Bolivia10. My test result in December are pretty satisfying. ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
I am Carlos the new tutor of the boy Franklin, he writes and greets you and together we are going to write this letter because the boy asked me for help. ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras11. My two brothers are very good to my grandma and they love her a lot. ~ Keila, 11, Bolivia12. Naomi says she has learnt about “Myself” at school and she likes it because it is a very interesting topic. ~ Naomi, 6, Ghana13. November is the winter month of the year. ~ Guguloth, 18, India14. Now it is the rainy season here and I will get up from bed at 5:00am in the morning while hearing the sound of the bell from the temple and the voice of the cock's cuckoo. Then, after washing my face, I will study till I go to school. I have my breakfast at 7:00am. ~ Thineshka, 12, Sri Lanka15. Now, let's go, answering your little questions.... ~ Caua, 10, Brazil16. One thing I really like to do is take a bath ~ Franklin, 6, Honduras17. People ride horses in Uganda at the zoo. ~ Zaina, 13, Uganda18. Remember, I love you. ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia19. Right now it is the rainy season where I live and sometimes it is so windy and so cold. However, sometimes it is hot. ~ Cris, 10, Indonesia20. Someday I would like to meet Helen Johnson, president of Liberia ~ Sandra, 9, Togo21. Thank you for praying for me to the good God. I love you so much. ~ Habineza, 8, Rwanda (Brother of Esperance)22. Thank-you for calling me “Prince”. It makes me feel big. ~ Victor, 9, Ecuador23. Thank-you for complimenting my beauty. Over here, it is a custom for girls to have our ears pierced when we are two weeks old. ~ Naomi, 7, Ghana24. The current weather where I live is hot. My favourite weather is cold because I like to play, walk, and do many things without sweating. ~ Victor, 8, Ecuador25. The doctor told me I'm in good health and should not eat candy. ~ Genoveva, 7, Ecuador26. The nickname I have for your baby is “Miracle.” ~ Zaina, 14, Uganda27. The teacher I like best at school is Mr. Anaful because he always gives me a gift. ~ Naomi, 6, Ghana28. There are dragonflies where I live and they are famous. ~ Pamela, 15, Peru29. There is great news from me: Now, I am a big girl! My puberty ceremony was held recently, which was grand. My parents and relations are very happy and my friends too! I got some presents. This was the first ceremony in my family. ~ Thineshka, 12, Sri Lanka30. This year I am planning to create a documentary of my life in compassion and Christ and my life in general using a few clips that I will get. I have learned some editing skills which I would apply in it. I know it will take time and commitment. Pray with me that I achieve. When I will finish it I will share it with you. ~ Epher, 24, Kenya (LDP Student)31. We are experiencing some hot weather with randomly little rainfall, ~ Atta Kuma, 14, Ghana32. We celebrate Christmas almost the same way that you do, just that it is hot here and I prefer to drink delicious soda or eat ice cream rather than drink hot chocolate. We always eat fruit cake. ~ Linda, 10, Peru33. We celebrated Father's Day. Everyone celebrated their fathers. We also celebrated my father. And we baked a delicious chicken and my father got really happy. ~ Olga, 10, Bolivia34. We celebrated Raksha Bandhan. I tied a Rakhi on my brother's wrist and he gave me money. ~ Kajal, 11, India35. We do not practice daylight savings but I know of savings groups and table banking. ~ Epher, 23, Kenya (LDP Student)36. We had a happy Easter, and we believe you had a happy Easter. ~ Symeon, 15, Rwanda37. We have enough leaves here. ~ Thineshka, 11, Sri Lanka38. We went on a field trip to Los Molles pool in April. It was very fun. We picked a Mr. And Mrs. Camp, and also we had a basketball and swimming competition. We also played with a rope in the pool, we played on the slide and we got baptized with the name of Penguins. We got painted and they filled us with sawdust and made us kiss a sheep on the head. Then they threw us in a pool of dirty sand. ~ Keila, 12, Bolivia39. When I`m in church, I like to read. ~ Estevenson, 12, Haiti40. When it is cold I play a lot with my friends. ~ Naomi, 5, Ghana41. When we lose our teeth we dig a hole in the ground and keep them inside the hole and cover them so that the new tooth may come at the earliest. ~ Kajal, 11, India42. Where we fetch water is near our house and not on Cyohaha lake because it is too far to fetch it there. I am not yet known to swim in that lake. ~ Esperance, 10, Rwanda43. Yes, we have big grey birds in Ghana ~ Atta Kuma, 11, Ghana
Some people in Rwanda know their birth date, but many people do not know it. ~ Esperance, 10, Rwanda44. Yesterday I celebrated Mother's Day and I made a very pretty gift for my mum. I made a nice napkin holder. ~ Linda, 9, Peru45. You ask "How are me and my family?" Well, we're fine, M’aam. ~ Clara 14, Philippines46. You asked me many questions which I want to answer. If I don't have enough room I will write on the back of this paper. ~ Linda, 9, Peru47. You make me laugh, it is like when my father tells jokes and we have a lot of fun. ~ Victor, 8, Ecuador48. My dear sponsor, I love you so much. See you next time. ~ Tsigereda,19, Ethiopia49. Our cow has no name because in our culture we name a cow when it gives birth and has a new baby cow. ~ Esperance 12, Rwanda50. Thank you very much for sending my pictures. I look very nice. How do you think I look in that picture? ~ Victor, 9, Ecuador
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