A thanking letter read from a standard 8 pupil on behalf of all of the standard 8 class for Carol, Shirley and Jo’s farewell gathering.

First of all, I would like to express great appreciation on behalf of my class.  It says in Chinese “no appreciation is enough for great kindness”, but here, I still want to thank you all for your love and kindness and all the support you are giving us which has provided us with hope and courage to live a better life.

If we had not received your support and love we would have lost all our confidence to continue with studies but luckily with your help the difficulties do not affect our studies, but it strengthens our faith to study harder.  People always say that children from poor families take more responsibilities earlier.  We don’t feel lonely when we see you around, instead we sense a great worth of love and continue to study even harder with the help of our beloved teachers and will not disappoint you who have given us support love and hope.  Your kindness means a lot to us – as great as a mountain. The only thing we can do to reward your kindness is to study hard.

To all of you kind people here and to your group back in the UK, most of us were all unfortunate orphans before, but now we are happy because we have so many kind people like you for us.  We enjoyed your stay with us and as you prepare to go back to the UK we would like to say thank you and wish you nice people a peaceful and happy life forever.  Through you, God’s love reaches those children who are in need like us.  May God grant you journey mercy.  Forever, we will miss you but look forward to good moments again together.  We love you