I’ve not had a lot of post lately so it was nice to get back to normal and be able to write a Postbox Peeking post.
So here we go with a look at this week’s post.
I had one penpal letter this week, from Jessica in New Zealand. We’ve written to each other for ages now and it’s always great to hear her news.
I’ve sponsored a child through World Vision for quite a few years now. At the moment I sponsor Regina who is 8 years old and lives in Uganda. This week I received a progress report from her community as well as an updated photo of her.
It was great to read that Regina is in school and in good health. There’s some great things going on in her community too. Babies are getting a better start in life as awareness campaigns have resulted in 360 children receiving immunisations and 240 more babies being exclusively breast fed.
Children’s clubs are teaching children in the community about their rights and getting them involved in improving their community. Children who have dropped out of school are getting vocational training and children are benefiting from sports, music, drama and environmental clubs giving them new skills whilst having lots of fun.
Adults in the community have set up a savings and borrowing group.
I love getting reports from World Vision and seeing how a relatively small amount from me can make such a difference to the life of others. Monkey has become more and more interested lately so I recently made the decision to sponsor another child in her name.
Ndeye Awa is 3 years old and lives in Senegal. She was actually born on exactly the same day as Monkey. I’m hoping that with them being the same age I can show Monkey the things that they have in common (they both love playing with dolls!) as well as show her the differences in their lives.
Monkey’s welcome pack arrived this week. She received a photo of Ndeye Awa, a writing set to send her a letter and two matching friendship bracelets, one for each of the girls.
Our latest Nature Detectives pack from Woodland Trust arrived this week jam packed with Autumn activities to keep us busy outside. We’re looking forward to making a woodland monogram and doing some leaf printing.
After reading Rachel Ridler – Mum on a Mission’s review and watching her Facebook live I decided to treat myself to this Bible Journaling kit from The Christian Lettering Company. Bible Journaling is one of those things I keep meaning to try but I haven’t yet. This starter kit is ideal. An absolute bargain at less than £15, it has enough for me to see if I enjoy it without spending an absolute fortune. I can’t wait to get started.
What have you had in the post this week?