Thank You Letter From Rachel

We are thrilled to share that Rachel Han who has been in Living Hope’s care since 2005 is completing her internship and becoming financially independently!  We will dearly miss Rachel’s smiles.  Below is a Thank You letter from Rachel to Living Hope and to everyone who has ever helped her.

 

Dear Sponsors,Rachel photo2

My name is Rachel and I am 17 years old. First I want to thank God for bringing me to Angel School which feels so much like home to me. I am very fortunate and blessed to be in the love and care of the school and all of you.

In 2005 I was brought to the big family of Bo Ai School which was the predecessor of Angel School. My parents passed away when I was only 4 years old and this put me and my relatives in a very difficult situation. In our most difficult time, people from Living Hope came to my hometown to rescue children from poor and needy background. I was interviewed and met the requirements. So I was fortunate enough to be admitted into the school.

In both Bo Ai School and Angel School I received good education. I grew healthily and happily. I feel loved and grateful. I am 17 years old now and in the second year of an associate degree program, studying Early Education. From May 2014 I began my internship in a kindergarten owned by China’s Department of General Staff. I am on the payroll now and able to be on my own feet. I no longer need the financial support of Angel School. I want the school to use the donated funds on my younger brothers and sisters who are still in school and need the financial support. I hope everyone can receive good education and care like I did, and develop his/her potentials.

I want to thank you for your support over the years so I could grow and learn healthily and joyfully. I received so much love and material support from you which I do not take for granted. The most important thing I got is getting to know our Lord Jesus. I realized Jesus can always be with me, leading and helping me. Words can hardly describe such warm and special love which comes from God and all of you.

I am also thankful for all the non-material, invisible things and blessings I received at Angel School. I have learned to be grateful, cherish what I have been given and repay those who have helped me. I will face the future with a thankful heart. I don’t know how I can fully express my gratitude to all of you, but I will work hard to show my gratitude with my actions. My two-year internship will be completed by July 2016. After that I will become an official employee. I work with children every day. The happiness on their face always reminds me of my happy life before. Thank God and thank you all for giving me a wonderful, full of joy childhood. Thank you!

Headmaster Ms. Li visited me recently to see how I was doing. I felt touched by her continued love and care for me. I certainly will stay in touch with Angel School and Living Hope. I hope one day I can make contributions to Living Hope’s charity cause.

I deeply appreciate God, Angel School and everyone who has ever helped and supported me. Thank you all! God bless you all!

Loves,

Rachel

 

 

 

Performance Training in Beijing

During the winter break, over 10 children from Guangling and Fuzhou Children’s Homes went to Beijing for a short-term performance training class. The kids seem very happy and learn really hard!

“The first day of performance class, we were excited, but felt a bit shy.”

Dance training 1

Liu Jia Jia

Song Mei Qi

“We are imitating teacher’s every action.”

Dance training 2 Dance training 3

“The teacher is doing her best to teach us and we are learning seriously too.”

singing

Game time. Look, how brave I am! It’s because I trust my partners.”

playing group game

group picture