Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Circle Letter is Here!!!

A circle is round
it has no end
that's how long
I want to be your friend!
Have you ever heard of a circle letter? It's an old fashioned way to stay in touch with friends and family from all over the country. Our girls have been blessed to be included in a circle letter to include Christian girls their age from: Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wyoming, Georgia, NH, Pennsylvania, and New York. It all started a year and a half ago when we had the pleasure of meeting dear Mennonite friends from Massachusetts. Their daughter Krista included our three girls in her circle letter. The girls just received their second packet of letters this week. They were super excited. 

How does it work? Well.....Krista started it. She writes a letter and then sends it to the next person on the list of 12 girls. The next person reads Krista's letter and then writes her own letter and sends both letters to the next girl on the list. By the time the list reaches our three girls, there are 6 letters in the envelope. It's so nice. They write what is happening in their lives, and they may include a photo or two. They also are sure to include prayer requests. In this world of text messaging, facebook, and other types of technology, it's so encouraging and refreshing to have true heart felt letters sent to each other in love. Imagine...teenage girls sharing their hearts with one another and their love of Christ! It's a beautiful thing!

1st Thessalonians 5:11 says this:  Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.

They are doing just that and we are so encouraged by it! 
Here is the address sheet in the order that the letters are sent. 
The girls are so excited to get all caught up with their friends. The last letter they received was in August of last year! So it's been 6 months to go through the circle. 
This is Rosetta from NY. She's 16.
These are our dear friends the Hess family from Massachusetts.
Here is Maddie's finished letter ready to go!  

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