I’m so glad that my precious Isimbi is on the every-two-month writing schedule. Through the Compassion Canada office, we get word that our letters are on the way as soon as they reach Canada, so we always have an exciting wait before the letters arrive!
I love playing tennis. What is your best sport?May the peace of the Lord and his blessings be with you and your family. Thank you for the letter that you sent me previously. With my family, we were happy to hear from you. May the Lord bless you and increase you in whatever you are doing.
I’ve since found out, however, that the translation of Isimbi’s letter has a lot of discrepancies. The translator may have been new or inexperienced, but whatever the case, I’ve let Compassion know about the errors. Anyway, a friend of mine offered to have her husband look at the letter, since he speaks fluent Kinyarwanda. So here is the real translation of Isimbi’s letter!
My dear beloved, first of all I
greet you in the name of Jesus Christ... (There
is a sentence here that was hard to translate, it was something about
happiness, family and children; the sentence is not well written). Now I am
in primary school fourth grade, I was 14 out of 58. I like to play soccer, how
about you, how are you doing? Us we are well, I like to help my parents by fetching
water, sweeping and so and so. I finish by wishing you a good day, thank you.