Letters from Armenia

YURI – 7/27/2023

The Prelacy’s Orphan Sponsorship program, established in 1993, remains the centerpiece of the Prelacy’s mission in Armenia and Artsakh. We are pleased to share some of the letters that children regularly address to their sponsors.   

This letter is from Yuri,* who is sponsored by Bernice Kasparian.  

* We use only the first names of the children to protect their privacy. 



Dear Sponsor, 


I send you my best regards. I would like to start my letter by telling you about my goals and plans for future. First, let me tell you that I am very happy that I finally decided what I want to do as a profession. It all didn’t happen very suddenly, but started after I read Napoleon Hills’ book “Think and Grow Rich”. I realized that my goals at that time were very few, and so I decided to drastically change my life.  

Now I feel like a more important person than before. I have a diary, where I note my goals and write down interesting passages from the books I read. Every year, I define 10 most important and difficult goals and make a decision to reach them. I will write below 3 most difficult ones out of those 10, which to some people might seem even impossible to reach: 


  •  Learn English (100%);
  •  Train and in one year reach a level that would have required several years to reach;
  •  Get rid of the Internet addiction.


I know, I have to work really hard to achieve those goals, but I don’t think I will not have enough will power to tackle them. Or rather, I am sure that I will tackle them. As a conclusion, I would like to cite Berry Gordy’s words: “A winner is a winner only until he wins.”  

I hope I am a winner too.