Renne K. has been in the Heart’s Home Jules-Monchanin since September 2009 for a 18-month mission. Here is an excerpt from her last sponsor letter.
“Two year old Stinather and his five year old brother Arish were the first to start regularly bouncing into our house… and are often there to welcome us home! These two little brothers live in the house just in front of ours. Shortly before we move in, their father left and their mother committed suicide. Fortunately, they have loving aunts that are raising them and who of course don’t mind that they spend a lot of their time playing in the Akka Auntie house. They have learned how to knock before entering, to ask for toys and most of the time to listen to our request to clean up… to bow to the tabernacle when they enter the chapel, sitting like us with little books in their sweet hands. They have joined us for adoration, entreating Jesus with giggles and little dances, and some nights for evening prayer, following the melody of the psalms with their syllable voices.
The past several weekends the house has been full with neighborhood kids. When we meet the children on the street, we always remind them that our house is open at 4 pm to play… but one afternoon a big group showed up just in time for our 3 o’clock rosary. So, I handed out the mysteries in Tamil and they joined our prayer. Another evening I came home to the sound of children singing. Agnes and Marguerite where rehearsing a bhajan, Indian hymn, with them for the evening prayer! They have adorned our walls with artwork and soon their painted flower pots with be seeded and hung on our window. It brings us such joy to have the presence of the children with us after six months in our new house.”