I received a letter from Saymen in the mail today!
Saymen is 9 years old and lives in Ethiopia. Letters from Ethiopia, compared to other Compassion countries, are few and far between so they are always a special treat! I have been writing to Saymen for about 3 and a half years now, and hope I have the opportunity to get to know him even better in the years to come.
Saymen is still writing using form letters, and the theme of this one is "My Family".
I learned that he has two stepsisters, named Lielty and Mibrak, and that the person in his family that he spends the most time with is his mom. His family lives in a city, and he enjoys watching TV with his family (hey, me too!). He helps his family by "fetching things", and his family's faith background is Orthodox.
He also says "I am delighted that you've graduated. Here it is the rainy season and raining a lot. Thanks for your letter and beautiful photograph. You and your family're all charming (awwww)".
He is praying that I can get a good job. I just recently sent out a letter to him about an amazing job I was recently accepted for, so he will get that news soon :) (I will update the blogging world on this new development closer to the time that the new job starts).
His prayer request is to pray that he can be "an outstanding student" :)