"Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The best $20 I have ever spent

We got a new letter from Efrata!!!

Dated September 1, 2010 (received 9/25/10)

(Note: We sent her birthday money in April and "family money" in July. The note mentions the birthday money but not the family money.)

Dan & Julie,

Efrata greets you. She and her parents (she only has one living parent?) are doing good. She follows her classes properly. She is grade 3. She attends her sunday school. She is thankful for the letters you wrote her. She enjoys doing sports like push-ups. We do not have cow. She has received the birthday gift of 337.08 birr. She bought a shirt for 100 birr, sweater for br 83, and a pair of shoes for br 85, and the other 69.05 is spent for the birthday ceremony. She is very thankful for the gift. She wishes you a happy new year and merry christmas. She will celebrate Ethiopian New year. Goodbye.

Questions from Efrata: What pet do you like? Do you have cows in your country?

Pray that she performs wisely, it's the subject of mathematics in school.

(Written by Tamiru)

That is the best $20 I have ever spent. True story.


  1. Wow, a girl who likes push-ups! It sounds like you gave her a wonderful birthday :)

  2. Aw, isn't that awesome? I just love hearing how far the money we send is truly able to go. It was life changing to hear that our Yishak in Ethiopia bought a GOAT with the $25 we sent for his birthday. A birthday goat!
    Thanks for posting, I just love starting my day reading things like this!

  3. So sweet! I love "do you have cows in your country?" :)