Letter(s) from Racheal Maxwell to Wojciech (USA)

Letter 1

How are you doing ? It is night here in Benin, I am working on the night shift for the week. I am a single lady who is ready for something serious with the right man. I am ready to start off with friendship and see what would come out of it. I joined the site for the purpose of finding a soulmate and not for fellowship, so I don`t think it is all necessary staying longer.

I would be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible, I also attached my picture along with this letter, I would be sending more when next I write. Meanwhile, get back to me with what you think.

Letter 2

I hope you are having a wonderful day. The weather here has just been chilly, its been ok, I think God blessed Africa with that. I understand how you feel about my request for the plane ticket, I never meant to be demanding at this stage but the truth is that it is vital now and I cannot afford it. It has hard trusting people with money these days even some Christians but if that is the case here, I am going to supply every information you would be needing about me. I can send you a copy of My work Identity card, you can also ask our admin office in Benin on cotonou@unicefbenin.org to find out more about me. I can as well give you my dad`s contact information in the states, I want to come and see you, please help me at this moment, I can pay back later.

Bye for now.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 3

Hi Wojtek, Good Morning, how are you doing ? thanks for compliments, I like your pictures too, they look gorgeous and active. How is Wroclaw this morning ? , I am sorry, I couldn`t write all this while because of some busy and tight work schedules, the celebration period called for alot of emergencies. I head my department here so I have to make sure all level of discipline is kept.

I have been in Benin for about 9 months now, I work here as a volunteer, I think the people needs me and the world needs me too. I was brought up by a single parent, my father. I lost my mother at the age of 11, so since then it has been dad everywhere, just me and my elder sister who is now married with 3 children.

I am happy with what I am doing, though not earning much at the time, I just think it is a good way of helping people and making God happy. There is alot to talk about, but I am concerned about something, you are still in school, do you think you are ready to settle down at the moment or are you just looking for a casual relationship? I would write more when I hear from you. Bye for nowm take good care of yourself.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 4

Hi Wojtek,
Good morning, how are you doing ? I just finished with today`s duty, still on night shift. There has been alot to do here lately with the latest happenings, but I thank God that the strength comes from him. Thanks for the compliments but I still believe we all help people through one way or another. Yeah, it was not easy, though we have to cope with the situation but there could not be a better replacement for mother, so we still and would continue to miss her. I guess you are lucky still having both of your parents together.

Wroclaw must be a nice and romantic city then, I haven`t got enough time lately, I would have loved to look up somethings about it in the internet, anyway, time would still come for that. I am from Kansas city in Missouri, I am a native American, from the Cherokee race. My home city is quite a peaceful and romantic city as well with a river going through the middle, I have always enjoyed the aquatic life, I also like to swim, I enjoy mild sea breezes, the beach sand and picnics.

Anyway, talking about your career, I think you have achieved alot, it is not about been proud nor anything related to it. You worked hard for it and you deserve it. I only think I am more interested in knowing about your personal life at the moment, your character, choices and the things you like.

We share the same motive of settling down with the right person, I like your picture and I am very much interested in knowing you. I also believe in true love as the cornerstone to every happy relationship, I won`t want to make any mistakes about life nor marriage, so tell me, what are the qualities you are expecting in a soulmate ?

I forfeited my Christmas vacation so I can apply for it at anytime, probably in a month time or something, I would be most likely propelled if I have a reason to. I have to run along now, I would be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible.

Ps, Thanks for the pictures, they look so good and calm, I like the background.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 5

Hello, Good morning Wojtek,

How are you doing today, I hope you are fine. I am so so sorry for replying late to your letter, I have been on a tight schedule at work. I had to force myself to be here now, writing from an internet cafe after a hectic night shift.

Thanks for all the compliments in the letter. You must be a gentle and easy going man, also outgoing. Anyway, for me, I like aquatic life. I never hiked before but I think I would love to, maybe with someone that is experienced in it.

You said most of it all, what I am looking for in a mate but above all, I would love a God fearing man, who has passion for life, nature and the environment. I need a man with a listening ear, someone who would always want to listen to me and know how I feel, someone who would care about me, someone who was always want to know how I feel in decision making. I know that the man is the head of a family but he also needs a woman sometimes for advice. I am looking for a man who would love me, stay by me and grow old with me. I am good to go with most of the qualities you mentioned and I am an open person who is ready to learn and adapt.

Hmm, I have been thinking of something, your parents and family, do they speak English ? b`cos I dont think Poland is an English speaking country, haha, just saying, dunno for now. I would be sending more pictures by the weekend.

Yeah, its exactly a week we met in the dating site, we have gone to this extent, though I have not been writing much, I am going to improve this time around and make sure I write everyday. I have been praying to God for the right mate, I hope it is happening now, anyway, no conclusions yet, I have to go now, I would like you to do something for me. Pray about us, pray for this relationship and see the will of God about it, I would do the same.

Tell me, what is your definition of love in marriage ? I would be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible, bye for now, wishing you a nice day throughout.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 6

Hello Wojtek,
How are doing, I got about four of your messages, I am very sorry that I couldn`t write even once before all again, how is your trip going now ? , the lord would grant you journey mercies, it must be tiring considering all the stop overs, but you would be fine dear.

I got all the songs links, I have not had enough time to listen to them but I would bring out time for that later.

Blue is one of my favorite colors, the other is pink, I don`t think I have any diet in particular as favorite, Pirogi, golabki ?????? whats that ? never had of that before, do you know how to prepare that ? I do enjoy fish and other sea foods too.

My favorite color is Blue and Pink, I do enjoy Sci fi, Romantic and adventurous movies, I like blues, Classical with little ballads, country and nice cool Christian melodies. I am a nurse, majored in public health administration, here I work as a public health care nurse. I am an open book, questions are necessary in every serious relationship.

Poland is really a great country with a lot of prominent people, I hope you would be one of them soon ? thanks for all the cares and compliments in this letter, I know you would be very tired after your journey, but please try and write as soon as you arrive. Bye for now, I hope to hear from you soonest. take Care.

P:S, I included some pictures in the letter....... waiting for you to tell me what I look like...lol, bye for now.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 7

Good Morning Wojtek, how is your weekend going ? thanks for caring. I am happy reading your letters everyday. How is Wroclaw this morning ? How is the weather now ? the weather has been nice here ever. So I guess we are enjoying.

You`ve said alot about Poland, I think it would be a nice place. Where would be settling down when you get married ? would it be in Poland or in the U.S ?

I am glad with your understating about love and marriage, some men doesn`t understand this, and it has been a major cause in some relationship breakdowns and divorce. Tell me, what is your favorite color ? your favorite diet ?, do you know how to cook ? hahahaha, Just asking.

Where are your parents ? are they in Poland or in United states ? Your English is near perfection, considering it as a second language. I don`t really know about your country`s history, but I guess you must have had a wonderful time with the celebration.

How is your sister doing ? Is she in Poland now or in the states ? how do you feel about our correspondence so far, what do you think about it ? did you pray about us ? do you think we have a future ?

I would be sending more pics later today or by tomorrow. Bye for now and take care of yourself, hoping to hear from you soonest.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 8

Good day Wojtek,
How are you doing ? thanks for the letter, I wish you happy Sunday, we had Eucharist today here, reminding us about the last supper of the Lord. How did it go over there ? how did it go at queens yesterday ?

I just got back from the church after some extra hours of meeting with the parish priest, he called us all together for some words of encouragement, he is nice man from France. I am very very tired at the moment but I have to make sure I write you before resting my bones and getting ready for tomorrow.

I think you are right, nowadays, unusual things do happens, even among Christians and Catholics, the sex before marriage issue has caused a lot of troubles and sometimes ones begin to wonder what is really happening. This all seems like a miracle to me, talking to a man with a great understanding like you. It is not easy to find a good christian these days, it is becoming just a word thing.

Hmm, it must be fun having your parents around, would they be coming differently this time around ? you sound like an economical person, that is very good. You also seems to be versatile in Polish history, it would be so sad loosing 20,000 people at the same day.

There is nothing much here in Benin and I try to be careful as much as I can here because of the security level. I do like to go to swim on free times, thats the best I can do here, sometimes is to go to the zoo around but they don`t have enough animals, only some male lions. I would see about the pix though, I would have to get a Camera man to do that but I would see.

I don`t know the price of tickets at the moment, maybe you can find out from this traveling agency, Safety Travel(safetytravels@live.fr). Try and write them and find out.

You scared the hell out of me when you said no translation for Quo Vadis, just keep my copy for me, I am coming for it. I have to go now, I would write more later, hoping to hear from you soonest.

Hmmm, Wojtek = Voytek, I would love to learn polish, would you teach me ?

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 9

Czesc Wojtek, Dzien dobry, how are you doing ? Dziekuje for your letter and compliments, I am fine here, I have swift shifts this week, I now work during the day so my time of writing would change.

Oh, how was your skating ? it must really be fun, yesterday must have been a very busy day for you, how did it all go. So is your sister back now ? Where are you staying at the "Queens". A lot really happened in your country, the catholic and gospel struggle, a lot of politics and communism, I would love to know more about the early Christians as I have not heard enough time to study about them.

I would have loved to get a copy of Quo Vadis here but since I would be coming back soonest, I don`t think it would really be extreme necessary again. Here we live in the hostel, but I live in my own room, there is a central T.V at the hostel library and at the visitors channel, though I don`t really have much time with it because most of the programs are in local dialect.

So, what are we talking about the travel, did you speak to the travel agency ? I just want to know so that I can make application for a leave. I thin there are some relations between your language and the Jewish language, they also pronounce J like Y, or so, I am not really sure, I use to have a Jewish friend but never really had much interest in the language.

I have to go now, I would be in expectation of your letter soonest. Do Widzenia.........

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 10

Czesc Wojtek,
How are you doing ? I am just closing for the day, I am about to go home now. You are quite deep in history, you would never be boring to be with. I am not writing much now, I would like you to write the traveling agency and find out about the price of the ticket. I don`t really know the price of the ticket. I would love to come to the states, possibly this month, but I won`t be able to afford the ticket, please can you help me with it ? Its already late, I have to go now, do widzenia.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 11

Good Morning Voytec ;
How are you doing today ? its weekend, sending weekend greetings from Benin, is there anything special happening in NYC ? . I appreciate all the compliments you have been showering on me, I just think they are enormous, I believe in God so why won`t I be a better person, I always work hard to improve.

I agree with you in the Catholic system of marriage, I was only asking about it so that I would know how to wrap up things here before coming. I strongly stand against premarital sex, though it is the world system of doing it now, I was afraid that you are going to understand this but thank God you understand.

I believe that our meeting was remarkable, because I prayed about it before registering in the dating site, most of the men that has been coming along were not straight about what they want, some are just up for sex and other things, I barely understand them. I decided to pray over it and a thought came to try the dating site. I never knew the one to go with, the first that came up was match, I kept searching before I saw the catholic one, I was like, here are same minded people. I registered, then with my search criteria, you poped, I wrote you and you wrote, zoom, off I went, cos I don`t see the reason of continuing there again where I have someone I am talking to. I just think it would be polygamous if I would have to start responding to other requests from the site. Here we are now, talking for a while, everything including our mind seems to be alike and we have been corresponding so far, I hope this is it finally.

I am only on a volunteer mission here in Benin, I am not a staff so I have nothing to do with their transfer, I can resign whenever I like, you know I would gladly like to come if I have any means. Dad sponsored my mission trip down here but now, he is not ok. It is good to hear that your parents would be coming to the states this year, where would they stay when they come over ? With you or your sister ? where do you live ? do you live alone or do you live with friends ? When would they be coming ?, if it is later in the year, maybe we can still work it out later, I don`t know I am only saying. I can easily get a job when I come back home, I also think it would be a good time for courtship, what do you think about all this ?

This novel Quo Vadis seems to be very interesting, do you still have it, I would love to read such a novel, I have never heard about the story there before. I would be 28 years by march 11. Don`t worry, there would be a lot of dance lessons and matches to watch. I wish I can know more about the soccer game, maybe you would tell me more later when we meet because all the name still sounds like something else to me.

I have to go now, I would be waiting to hear from you soonest

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 12

Hello, Good morning Wojtek,

How are you doing today, I hope you are fine. I am so so sorry for replying late to your letter, I have been on a tight schedule at work. I had to force myself to be here now, writing from an internet cafe after a hectic night shift.

Thanks for all the compliments in the letter. You must be a gentle and easy going man, also outgoing. Anyway, for me, I like aquatic life. I never hiked before but I think I would love to, maybe with someone that is experienced in it.

You said most of it all, what I am looking for in a mate but above all, I would love a God fearing man, who has passion for life, nature and the environment. I need a man with a listening ear, someone who would always want to listen to me and know how I feel, someone who would care about me, someone who was always want to know how I feel in decision making. I know that the man is the head of a family but he also needs a woman sometimes for advice. I am looking for a man who would love me, stay by me and grow old with me. I am good to go with most of the qualities you mentioned and I am an open person who is ready to learn and adapt.

Hmm, I have been thinking of something, your parents and family, do they speak English ? b`cos I dont think Poland is an English speaking country, haha, just saying, dunno for now. I would be sending more pictures by the weekend.

Yeah, its exactly a week we met in the dating site, we have gone to this extent, though I have not been writing much, I am going to improve this time around and make sure I write everyday. I have been praying to God for the right mate, I hope it is happening now, anyway, no conclusions yet, I have to go now, I would like you to do something for me. Pray about us, pray for this relationship and see the will of God about it, I would do the same.

Tell me, what is your definition of love in marriage ? I would be waiting to hear from you as soon as possible, bye for now, wishing you a nice day throughout.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 13

Czesc Voytec,
I hope you are having a wonderful day. The weather here has just been chilly, its been ok, I think God blessed Africa with that. I understand how you feel about my request for the plane ticket, I never meant to be demanding at this stage but the truth is that it is vital now and I cannot afford it. It has hard trusting people with money these days even some Christians but if that is the case here, I am going to supply every information you would be needing about me. I can send you a copy of My work Identity card, you can also ask our admin office in Benin on cotonou@unicefbenin.org to find out more about me. I can as well give you my dad`s contact information in the states, I want to come and see you, please help me at this moment, I can pay back later.

Bye for now.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 14

Good Morning Wojtek,
How are you today ? thanks for the compliments, coming here to check for your letters is now a duty to me. Thanks for your time in writing me. I think we are getting to somewhere but all same , you are a man that is full of things so it might take decades to get to know you fully. Anyway, I am ready. I think teh Lufthansa people were just showing their gratitude, so you are due for it and you did the right thing by accepting their gift.

Haha, can you really dance, I think polish people dance one kind of dance, what kind of dance do they dance there ?, Pop stepping is not all that easy but if you take your time, you should be able to, its just about interest. I have had about the European Soccer games, it is all over here with people screaming and shouting all over it, I don`t really understand it that much. Viking is a football thing, they are fantastic, full of surprises, you don`t get along with it so no need talking about them.

When I graduated from Nursing school, I applied and worked only some months in a local Clinic around here, I was propelled to go on mission work to Benin after watching a documentary program showing how much people in Africa are suffering, I prayed about it and the answer came, so I had to go. Although, I have been a member of Red Cross and UNICEF while is school but never had engaged in anything intense like this before, it has not been easy here though but God has been supportive, so practically its been easy I would say.

How old is your sister ?I would have loved to talk to her someday, I don`t know how that sounds, you can aswell talk to my dad if you would love to, he is Leawood now, although I have not told him about our conversations nor about you, what do you think about that or is it too early for that ?

I like your definition of a family, I think its just perfect that way, only adding that they should be bound together with love. I hope to find that kind of a family soon with the right man.

For my vacation ? I don`t know about flying for now, I don`t have enough money for flight expenses now and for Dad, I don`t know if he can afford it now, he just recovered from an operation and he has been through some heavy medical bills lately. But I would love to come around, specially to come and see you in person and see how much we can correspond. I am going to see what would happen anyway.

My birthday is March 11, thanks for the compliments, bye and take care of yourself soonest.

P.S, Polish are great people, I know about Black Madonna, I think I would love to visit all these places some day, bye for now, hope to hear from you soonest.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 15

About The Vikings ;
It is a Minnesota team, has been from 1961, the team logo is a beard man with a helmet having two horns. The team has a nickname "The Vikes" and "The Purple People eaters" It is a north division team. They have been ok in their leads, I am love with ths team because of their super logo, you know the jam jam things, I also like their name and the way they do things. The team colors includes; purple, white and gold.

The home field is not close to here so I do only have one or two chances to go for their games while in college but it was not frequent though. They also has Favre, Breet from S. Mississippi, he is my best quarterback, very strong and smart. Don`t worry, we would go for some games some day if we have the opportunity so you can see things for yourself. There are other interesting players though like, Cooper, Rrin, Chris, so many of them.

I also enjoy the Vikings play fans song, Omg, I wish I can sing them out here, it may sound a bit cowboyish but its alot motivating. If I come back for this vacation, we would visit Mall Of America Field in Metrodome, that is the home field, so you would have a feel of what I am talking about. That Atmosphere is the second home of fun..... I don`t know what more to say about my team for now.....maybe when you see.

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic

Letter 16

Hello Voytec (lol);
I am doing fine by God`s grace. you too, you have been very interesting, just like a hole, the more I dig, the more bigger you tends to be. I wish to find a solution someday but I just think you are versatile with alot of experience, you would make a good leader and that is the dream of a every woman, to find a worthy leader for her family. I hope God is answering my prayers now. I would love to come to the states for my vacation but I can`t afford the traveling expenses at this moment, I won`t want to bother you about this, we barely know each other and I don`t even know if you can afford it. Also, one thing is this, my main reason of coming to the states is to see you and see how much we would correspond, if we do by God`s grace, are you planing and ready to get married now and settle down, please take time to answer all this as it matters alot to me.

As you said, I would still keep our correspondence a secret for now until we meet, I won`t be disclosing it to anyone yet as you suggested, if it happens that I come around, after our meeting, then we can go on with this. Don`t worry about your sister then, I would still have all the whole time to talk with her, so why rushing at this point. The pictures are nice, she seems very much vibrant, and for your parents, I like their closeness in the pix, the look very simple and like two young chaps going out for a date. lol...... I think you guys look more like your dad, dunno.... just saying.

I think we are getting acquainted to each other more and more by the day and it is worth giving a trial of a meeting. Hmm, Sensitive and passionate, I guess I am, I think, God led me to Africa because the people here needs help, I have also learnt alot while here, life is not just one way as we see it over there in the states, there are other aspects of it. Aside other skills I had, I have learnt some Children and youth handling skills while working here, I also handle seminars in schools here, I have listened to alot of young people, hear about how they see and feel about things, I have learnt from them. You know someone from North, South, East and West does not see the letter "W" same way, the person in the north sees it as letter "M", the one in the South sees it as "W" while the one in the East sees "E" the later sees "3". I learnt this while we were handling "COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN AND CAUSES", people sees life differently depending on their own point of view so it is always hard to get anything like a world static judgment. This is can only be achieved with love, the strongest force existing. Enough of my lectures for now !!! .

Your definition about a family was a very complex one but the best I can think off, it went a long way to touch every aspect of the family, so it is near perfect with love and completely perfect with God. I guess my Dad would be fine, God has been keeping him, thanks for your concerns, I would continue praying for him, he has been through alot since the passage of his wife, he has done a lot to see us till this moment, he did not get another wife but sticked to us, with all the talking, corrections, working hard to pay our bills and other things, it was never easy, I adore him for that, I don`t know what would have become of me if not for his persistence love. I might not have all the world to give to him now but I believe some day coming, I would. I could remember when I was 17, I asked him to get a wife that he needs one, he made a remark I would never forget, he said that he already has two wives giving him a lot of troubles so why would he add to them, I was too slow to understand what he meant, while as he was talking about I and my sister... oh gush, never really knew we were bunch of troubles... lol, I wish you would get to meet him someday, he is a very nice man..., simple and easygoing with alot of humor.

Yes, you can be able to reach me on the clinic`s phone number where I am posted in Porto-Novo, here is the phone number of the clinic, +22966691032. I included the country dialing code so just dial it straight, I would be on Night shift till Monday next week, the time difference here with MO is about 7 hours, Benin is ahead with 7 hours, once you call, just ask of Rachael Maxwell, I would be called upon, that is our Admin Office`s line though.

Hmm, I think every human being is Unique, talking about complicated, I don`t think you are, I only know that you are versatile with alot of knowledge, you always give definite explanation to things, you take time to analyze things, that reminds me much of your profession, it is always like that, so its in you, not just by chance. Talking about open heart, I think you do have that too.

You have worked as a counselor before ? I said it that you have a whole lot of experience in diverse fields, you must also be lucky to have worked with understanding and good Christians, they are scarce these days, anyway, I don`t want to go into that now. Your uncle is a Priest in the U.S ? wowo, that is awesome, hmmm, never knew there would be any polish priest in AK, Lol............, that is OK dear.

If you want me to be your dancing teacher,.. no problem, I will do that, all the steps, I would guide you through them, be rest assured that you would be learning from the best teacher of all times.......... lol, u know that`s a big irony, OK, I think, I would put you through with some American steps and you too guide me on the Polish steps, how about that ? that should be fine I guess. The Movie "We, the marshalls", I haven`t watched that before, guess it must be interesting to have taken your time. I don`t really know about the European football(soccer), but I know one thing that they have fans all over the places, maybe I would be one of them one day, so what is the name of your team ? have you seen them play before and why do you like them. Liverpool is a city in England, is that the name of a team too ?

I have not read the book QUO Vadis, what is it and what does it talk about ?

Yeah, its been 2 weeks and a day since our first letters, you have been a very interesting person and sincerely, I would love to meet you and see what would happen, what story do you have about my first letter ? do you mind telling me here ? Anyway, I wish I can afford the traveling expenses, but please if you can afford it for me, I would love to come and meet you soon.

I think you are an artistic person, I enjoy the pictures you`ve been sending, thanks for them, I am wishing you a happy day, bye and do take good care of yourself...........

Rachael Maxwell,
Unicef Field Missions,
Benin Republic