On the 3rd day of our trip, I was inspired to get some of the readers here to write a letter or 2 to these boys, to give them some encouragement as they go through the program over at Project Jonas. You can read about it a little more here, and here.
To say you met our expectations with your response, would be a complete and utter lie. Although this project may have seemed a bit ambitious at first, that should not have given me the excuse to think that 1, not 40 people would write letters. You see I was once told to never underestimate your audience no matter the medium
This was definitely an example of that.
After much work from our friends Desiree, Italo, and probably a few more people that I didn’t know about, the letters finally arrived, and they captured it all for us and posted these shots on facebook:
Although sending us these pictures was not necessary, we are and will be eternally grateful to have played a small part in each of these boys lives.
Enjoyed browsing through these pics. Thanks for sharing, Ben (and for the opportunity). Their faces are priceless!
I really like the one where Italo’s reading to Deivis, it just goes to show what these boys mean even to the local church.
Au contraire… Thank you Ben. You took a nudge and made it personal and even invited us to be part of it. That’s great.
Your writing it in Spanish AND English was awesome! It sure saved them a lot of Google translating… lol
I basically said, “watch out for the dude with the shovel. He’s actually looking for Venezuelan Gold” LOL.
Amen! Thanks again for letting me be a part of this, Ben. It was one of the best things I’ve been able to do this summer 🙂
Thanks for being a part, and thanks for bringing in more people!
The kid with the “shh” t-shirt is totally cracking me up! Looks like it was a great experience for them.
I didn’t even think twice until you pointed it out, LOL freakin hilarious, especially even more so that I actually know him (Aaron).
What a great experience – thank you for bringing us through the door of your journey.