Monday, April 15, 2013

april letters to Africa

Today, we sent our April letters to Dominic, Eyouel, and Mugwaneza.
June 20th is our Dominic's birthday, so we gave him the cute card on the bottom right. It is difficult searching for a birthday card for a boy in Kenya at Target! The cards seem to mostly feature white boys, and most are really overstimulating with American cartoon figures or phrases that likely would not translate into the language Dominic speaks.
For Eyouel and Mugwaneza, we wrote their names with the following Bible verse on the front of our letters:
On the back, we wrote to them about school and asked them what they are learning about. We asked them what language they speak and if they learn any English in school. We told them that it is spring-time in Wisconsin and we are waiting for our snow to melt. We asked them what their favorite flower is and told them ours--tulips and lilacs!
Did you ever play with 'fortune tellers' when you were a child? I found an adorable print-out for a child appropriate one online. It has numbers on the outside, letters and animals on the inside, and Bible verses on the very inside as their fortunes!!

Hopefully one of their teachers or peers have seen these before! I know other sponsors have sent them to their children. Otherwise, they can just look at the pictures and read the verses if they get translated. Win-win either way. :)


  1. These letters are beautiful, I'm sure your three will really enjoy receiving them!

  2. This is so sweet! I love it and I know those children will love seeing and reading them!