Here is a letter from John Tonny who lives in Uganda. I meant to post it earlier. He is a serious little boy who lives with his older brother, Ronald, sisters Betty and Patricia, and grandmother. The children have experienced neglect and abuse and are sad because they cannot stay with their mother. I worry about them.
John Tonny and his family, grandmother on the left
John Tonny with his family, mom is in the blue
John Tonny on the right with his best friend, and is also one of my sponsored kids, Ronald Nyanzi
This weekend I have been busy catching up on writng and preparing DP's for some of the children. The children that I wrote to are John Tonny, Ronald Nyanzi, Edwin, and Viany from New Victory School in Uganda. I also prepared a very small package for little Baby Peace which included ABC flash cards, a coloring activity, baby lotion, and stickers. I also wrote letters to my two group sponsored girls in Guatemala, Magda and Odilia. Packages were prepared for my 3 Antares Foundation boys, Denis, Dima, and Maksim. This will be their first package and includes small gifts for their birthdays. All of the boys will be 10 years old after Maksim has his birthday in June. Dima's birthday was in March and little Denis is at the end of this month. I also have a package for Leonardo who had a birthday this past week. He is now 9 years old! Bleidis has a birthday today :) She is turning eleven years old. I will send her off her DP next week! :) These kids are growing way too fast!
Baby Peace is my youngest sponsored child. She just started nursery in Jan. and lives with her two sisters and mom. She is very smart and likes to count. She is holding a mosquito net, toilet paper and soap.I am sending a little package to her this week.I hope to see clear photos of her the next time!
Here is a new photo of Ronald with a chicken that I ordered for him. I see that he really needs some shoes and he is wearing his PJ's. I heard that he only comes to school twice a week so he may not be getting enough food. He is so thin and I am worried about him. If he came to school every day, he could get at least one meal a day.
Mary was able to get a new bracelet. She wears the prettiest clothes. The material in India for clothing is very cheap, so the women are able to have some beautiful clothing. Mary and and all of her siblings are deaf and unable to speak.
These are photos of the Srinu sisters and I love these photos because the girls look a little more relaxed and are smiling in a couple. I sponsor Hari, the oldest child, who is recovering from chicken pox along with her youngest sister, Pravalika. The other sister is Harika.
This week I received so many new photos! I am so happy to see all of them. This is Divy and her little brother, Ananad, who receive monthly supplies through United with Hope from Pastor Francis. I sent some money to buy a little bracelet for Divya and a necklace for Anand. Looks like they enjoyed them!
Santhosh is a little boy that I use to sponsor who was attending the gypsy feeding program that Durga and her husband have. He and his village are no longer attending the program but I am trying to keep in touch with him when I can. I sent him some new clothes :) I think that is his home behind him.
I am thankful that I have an opportunity to visit my Colombian kids who are sponsored through Children International, this July :) This will be my second trip to Colombia. Two children who are siblings, Yiseth and Nelson, live in Cartagena. Frranciso also lives in Cartagena. Two siblings, Maria and Bleidis, live in Barranquilla and Andrea Carolina and Leonardo both live in Santa Marta. This will be my first time visiting Leonardo and Andrea Carolina. The plan is to visit each center in each city, spending the day in each place, visiting their homes, going out to lunch and the arcades, and taking a trip to the mall to get one new outfit. I am looking forward to staying in Cartagena as my home base and spending one night in Santa Marta. I will set up a new blog for updates!
Divya is a child that I sponsor through United with Hope. She lives in India with her little brother and mom. They receive monthly rations of food and this time they are holding mail that I sent at Christmas time. They are very sweet. Anand, her little brother, still needs a sponsor. http://theammairenefund.wordpress.com/annamani-children/
Here are some new photos of Mary Srinu and her family with their monthly rations through United with Hope and a Christmas card that must have just arrived. They are a sweet family. Mary is the oldest child.