I don’t usually post twice in one day, but I received an incredible letter from our youth group’s sponsored child, Isimbi, that I just couldn’t wait to share! It’s in response to the birthday letter I sent her, which you can read about here. The last letter I got from her was a little generic, so this one absolutely blew me away with her detailed responses to things I had said in my last two letters!
|Isimbi with her little brother (Dilani), grandmother (Felicite) Compassion Rwanda workers, and youth leaders David and Sherry (left) and Scott (right.) (Photo taken November 2012)|
Here’s the letter, dated July 25th, 2013 (two weeks before her birthday, so I’m glad everything got there in time!):
“Dear Hannah, first of all I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. Back to me and my family, we are all fine and we thank God for his protection. I hope you are also fine with your family. Thank you so much for the letter you sent me and the birthday card. Thank you for caring. I am now studying and I know I will pass all my studies. (I had told her we were praying for her studies) Thank you for being a good parent to me. (I had told her that I think of her as my daughter. Cue the tears.) May God bless you abundantly! Send my greetings to all and tell them that I love them so much! Thank you! 1st John 4:8.
Thank you so much for the letter you sent me and for the birthday wishes you sent me. I was so happy and the nice flowers. (Her birthday card had flowers on it and so did the coloring page I sent with her name on it) I was so happy about this group Open Door Youth Group picture you sent me wishing me a happy birthday. I love you so much!
Isimbi A. Divine.
Needless to say, this is the best letter I’ve ever gotten from a child! I’m so glad that everything arrived safely in time for her birthday, and from the sounds of it she enjoyed everything a lot! I was so glad to see “Open Door Youth Group” written in plain English in among her Kinyarwanda writing. It shows that she actually did remember the full name of our youth group enough to write it in English, which is pretty impressive! (Can you tell I am just SO proud of this girl?)
Oh, and the Bible verse she included, 1st John 4:8, says: “He that does not love does not know God, for God is Love.”
Al I can say in conclusion is “Wow!”