Letters from the captive children to their parents

Our Father is in Control

a card from Besorah, age 14, to her parents

Dear parents!
I miss you very much. I, Chaninah, Ishah and Noach are learning to stick with each other and go step by step, 
like the Koalas on this card. We hope to soon be able to return home. 

I am pretty busy here because I have much homework. I get up at 6 a.m. every day and eat breakfast. At 6:55 I walk to the bus stop with Chaninah and we ride for 15-20 min on the bus to school. We have either 5, 6 or 7 hours of school. It is quite strenuous but ok. Up to now my grades are always "A"s and my fellow students asked me which school I was attending before since I was able to achieve so well. I could proudly tell them about our private school and my home. They were all very interested when I told them about our faith and our life in community. 

After coming home from school, we eat lunch and then do homework. After that there is usually a little bit of time to go for a walk or brisk walk in order to get some fresh air. We make the best out of our situation and we are enduring. 

I was very happy about your letter. It brought much comfort To me. I want to remember that our Father is in control and that He will bring us back home soon. I know that our Father is a righteous God and that He will not allow that we would be separated without a reason. I want to trust and and know that he will answer our prayers. I look forward to the moment, when we will see and hug each other. I love you all so much and I am with you in my heart. 

I also sent a schedule (of school subjects) because I thought this would be of interest to you.

Your daughter Besorah

We will Make it through the Tunnel

Card from Ishah (age 8) to her parents

Dear Ima and Abba,

How are you doing? I am doing well. I and Besorah share one bedroom. I have different subjects in school. English is the most enjoyable one. At school, we are also learning how to ride bicycle. I received a safety helmet. I also have a new friend called Emma. I hope to see you all soon and give you a big kiss!!! I chose this card because the prairie dog made it through the tunnel and is happy now. We will also make it through the tunnel.

See you soon, Ishah

Our Father Will Bring us Home Again

Card from Chaninah (age 11) to her parents

Dear Abba and Ima,

I miss you so much already. When I heard the other evening that you will have Sukkot, I was so sad that we couldn’t be there. And I cried all evening. But then I knew that our Father will bring us home again. I want to cling to that hope. I love you so much. We will see each other soon.

Your daughter,


The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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