While I was away on my trip to Ethiopia we received our first letter from Milli, our Compassion daughter. Thankfully, my husband left it for us to open when I got home. I am so glad he did because I was so excited to see it when I returned. I have been like a kid waiting for Santa Claus since I wrote the first letter to her a couple weeks ago, hoping and praying that we would get a return letter soon. And we did. However her letter was actually written shortly after we sponsored her. How neat is that. She hadn't even received our first letter and already wrote us.
Although a portion of the letter was "canned" meaning there were general written questions and her answers there was also a translated letter on the back.
She has 4 siblings. She loves the bible story David & Goliath and the color blue. Her best friend is Pauline. And they love to jump rope. Her favorite school subject is Math. (I have to give her props for that because Math was always my least favorite). She likes to eat rice.
Here is her letter verbatim and as translated:
Millicent greets you and shes happy to write to you. She says they have already planted and they are now weeding. The land looks beautiful since everything is green. She will visit many places during the Christmas holiday. How will you spend your Christmas and wishes you a Happy Christmas.
She requests that we you pray for her parents and her brothers and sisters.
I am so excited to learn more about her and her family. I truly hope that with our sponsorship we can make a huge impact in her life. Giving her a better tomorrow.
As I receive additional letters from her I will share them with you.
On a sidenote, Compassion International is currently in the process of setting up sponsorship for children in Hurso which is one of the villages that I visited when I was in Ethiopia. As soon as the children are selected for that village, I hope to sponsor one from there since I have seen first hand the conditions that they live in every day.
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