Monday, February 28, 2011

A Letter from Fanwell~ Feb 2011

Here is sweet Fanwell!  I really enjoyed his letter because he said that I would like to see the shops where they buy things and his school.  He said that I really care for him, which made me smile.  And he told me about his family. What a sweet young man!!!  Well, I guess he could have been talking about his other sponsor Mack.  LOL!

On Their Way to You!!

The picture above shows my packed mailbox. Those are just a few of the letters that are on their way to their sponsors.  Tons of letters!!!  You will see some of the letters I received in the next few posts.  If you like letters, join our yahoo group. I have a database that shows you which unsponsored children have written to their potential sponsors.  Once sponsored, those letters get mailed to the sponsor immediately!!  You can see the children available for sponsorship here: 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Easter Gifts for CI Children Announced

Here is the list of gifts for 2011- It looks like al but one of my children are receiving shoes:

Chile, All Children: A new pair of black shoes.

Barranquilla, All children: A stylish new pair of tennis shoes.
Cartagena, All children: A new pair of tennis shoes.
Quito, All children: New shoes for school.
Guayaquil, Children 2-10: A pair of black leather shoes and three pairs of socks.
Guayaquil, Children 11+: A new pair of black leather shoes.
Dominican Republic, All girls: A new blouse.
Dominican Republic, All boys: A collared shirt.
Guatemala, All children: A new pair of school shoes.
San Pedro Sula, All children: A backpack, shirt, toothbrush and toothpaste.
Jalisco, All children: A new backpack.
Manila, All children: Select a pair of shoes from a variety of styles.
Quezon City, All children: Choice of shoes, new socks and an umbrella.
Tabaco, All children: Select a pair of shoes from a variety of styles.
Legazpi, All children: Select a pair of shoes from a variety of styles.
India, All children: Two pairs of sandals or a pair of school shoes and socks.
United States, All children: Age-appropriate books, totaling $50 per child, thanks to a matching gift from Scholastic Book Fairs.
Lusaka, All children: A pair of athletic shoes.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fundraiser #37

We are 1/4 of the way to our goal of providing Adriana and Dario with beds for all 3 children.  $90 has been raised so far.  and only $288 more is needed!  This $90 can be used to purchase the 3 sets of sheets, but we need beds to put the sheets on.  To make a donation, visit their fundraising site here:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Letter from Muntanga Part 2

Another letter from Muntanga.  This one had a picture of a cow that he drew on the back.  Pretty good artist =)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Letter from Mutinta

Another pumpkin letter =)  I really enoyed this one as I did not know when they harvest and plant.  Very good information!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Letter from Daniel

It is interesting that 9 year old Daniel asks if we have cotton in America.  I didn't know they have cotton crops in Zambia!  We are both learning from each other!  What a beautiful world we live in!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Letter from Elie

Elie is a sweetheart.  She didn't write much in this letter, but it is always fun to hear about what she likes.  With a superpower, she would like to make a garden because she loves vegetables =)  Too cute!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Letter from Fanwell

Twelve year old Fanwell is a child that I share with Mack.  He has been extremely ill but looks much better now that he has been sponsored for a few months.  I am waiting for the results of his medical exam, but he will get treatment for anything that ails him.  I am anxious to see how he improves after a year or so of sponsorship.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Letter from Tubi

Of all 20+ letters we received this week from CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA, this letter was Jaden and Morgan's favorite!  Eight year old Tubi told them that she was praying for them and that she loves them.  Jaden said, "Did she really say that?!"  When I told her "yes, that is what her letter says, " Jaden had tears in her eyes. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Letter from Edward

Edward recently turned 11 years old on my birthday in January.  Last year in the fall, I sent him information on fall festivals, pumpkins, etc.  I, also, gave him a pumpkin to color and asked him if they had pumpkins in Zambia.  This was his response to me.  I am learning every day!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Letter from Ashes

This letter is from 14 year old Ashes who is part of the CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA program.  I love how he says their staple drink is a sweet beer- really?!?!?!  Please tell me the toddlers aren't drinking it!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Creative Writing by Mutinta

I went onto and sent creative writing suggestions to my oldest CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA children in November.  I have received a few of them back already.  This one is from 13 year old Mutinta regarding her trip to Lusaka (Zambia's capital city) in 2009.  It is a great way to get to know them, as I would never have known she had been to Lusaka before. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Letter from Tebby

Here is a letter from my little Tebby.  His father passed away 2 days before Tebby's birthday last December. 
I love his latest picture because he is wearing the soccer outfit that I bought him and holding the soccer ball that I purchased in Zambia (via the gift shop for only $6!)  I hope my letters and presents plus sponsorship gifts show him that someone far away loves him and cares about him.  I wish I could mail him a hug, and this has to be a rough time for him!

Letter from Muntanga

Here is one of the many letters I received yesterday from my CHILDHOPE-ZAMBIA children.  I was surprised to receive several letters from some of them.  Tebby, for example, sent me 6 letters!!!  Muntanga, whose letter you see above wrote 4 different letters!  I have received a total of 7 letters from him in the 7 months I have sponsored him.  Very sweet!