A Special Treasure Hunt

One month from today I’ll be on a plane heading for Honduras!  It has been so exciting to be dreaming and planning for this trip all year long, and to see God’s hand at work opening doors and providing the way for so many details.  For the past few months, I’ve been packing my suitcases with gifts for the children, and can’t wait to hug each one of my sweeties, as well as their family and friends that I have come to love.  I have a really big family now!

In March, I and the others on our team for this Vision Trip started advocating for the children from Tu Reino Aqui, (Your Kingdom Here), the new Compassion project in the rural mountains of Honduras.  We have caught the vision for advocating for a whole project, and it has been so beautiful to see one child after another be chosen by a sponsor.  It’s extraordinary to see that about 90 of the 200 children have been sponsored already, and we’re dreaming and praying for sponsors for each one.

treasure-chestI currently have these 12 children remaining from the 2 dozen that I have been personally advocating for, and would love to see each of these precious ones sponsored by the time I arrive at their project on Friday, July 17th.  I know that the Lord has a special sponsor planned for each one, and it’s like going on a treasure hunt to find those sponsors.  Both the sponsor and the child will be special treasures for each other…  Is one of these treasures for you?

A Special Note for Grandparents

Several of these precious children live with one or both grandparents.  What a blessing it would be for these grandparents as well as the child to have someone like you come alongside them to help and encourage them.   Many grandparents in our country have had to take on the full responsibility of their grandchildren, and as difficult as it is here, the conditions in Honduras there are incredibly more difficult. Imagine trying to do this in a simple adobe mud home with dirt floors, no running water, toilets, showers, baths, or washing machines.  Cook your food in an outdoor adobe oven.  There are no screens on your windows, and no air conditioning.  Walk on dirt roads everywhere you need to go.  And it’s hot outside… really hot.  The adults who have jobs work as day laborers, and the average income in this community is very low…  only $50/month.  If you have an extra tender place in your heart for grandchildren and for grandparents, I ask you to consider sponsoring one of these children in need.

Treasure Axel

Axel David

Axel is 4 years old, and his birthday is September 15, 2010. He lives with his grandmother. At home, duties include carrying water and gathering firewood. His grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family. Axel is not attending school because he is too young. Soccer, running and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly. Contact me to sponsor Axel.

Treasure Helen

This child is on hold!

Helen Nayely

Helen is 6 years old, and her birthday is January 15, 2009.  She lives with her father and her mother, and  is responsible for carrying water, running errands and cleaning.  Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home.  As part of Compassion’s ministry, Helen participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls and jumping rope are her favorite activities.  Contact me to sponsor Helen.

Treasure Marco

UPDATE

Marco Antonio

Marco is 9 years old, and his birthday is February 17, 2006.  He lives with his grandfather and his grandmother.  At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands.  His grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his grandmother maintains the home.  There are 2 children in the family.  For fun, Marco enjoys soccer, playing with cars and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.  Contact me to sponsor Marco.

Treasure Jose

Jose Aldemo

Aldemo is 6 years old, and his birthday is December 5, 2008.  He lives with his father and his mother.  His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.  Adelmo works at home carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands.  There are 4 children in the family.  Adelmo is not presently attending school. Soccer, playing with cars and running are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.  Contact me to sponsor Aldemo.

Treasure Rosa

Rosa Maria

Rosa is 9 years old, and her birthday is June 6, 2006.  She lives with her father and her mother.  Her duties at home include washing clothes, running errands and cleaning.  There are 3 children in the family.  Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.  For fun, Rosa enjoys playing jacks and singing. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is above average.  Contact me to sponsor Rosa.

Treasure Graciela

Graciela Haydee

Graciela is turning 10 years old this month… her birthday is June 14, 2005.  She lives with her father and her stepmother.  At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands.  Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her stepmother maintains the home.  There are 2 children in the family.  Playing with dolls, jumping rope and playing group games are Graciela’s favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.  Contact me to sponsor Graciela.

Treasure Yasmary

Yasmary Nohemy

Yasmary is 9 years old, and her birthday is December 4, 2005.  She lives with her father and her mother.  Her duties at home include making beds, running errands and cleaning.  Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home.  Playing jacks and jumping rope are Yasmary’s favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.  Contact me to sponsor Yasmary.

Treasure Lithsy

Lithsy Valeria

Valeria is 4 years old, and her birthday is December 26, 2010.  She lives with her mother, and is responsible for helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning.  Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.  There are 3 children in the family.  Valería is not attending school because she is too young. Playing house, playing with dolls and jumping rope are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.  Contact me to sponsor Valeria.

Treasure Jesus

Jesús Alejandro

Jesús is 6 years old, and his birthday is May 9, 2009.  He makes his home with his stepfather and his mother. Carrying water and running errands are his household duties.  His stepfather is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.  There are 2 children in the family.  Playing ball games, bicycling and playing group games are Jesús’s favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.  Contact me to sponsor Jesús.

Treasure Paula

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Paula Carlybeth

Paula is 4 years old, and her birthday is September 2, 2010. She makes her home with her mother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands are her household duties.  Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.  There are 3 children in the family.  Paula is not attending school because she is too young. Playing with dolls, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities regularly.  Contact me to sponsor Paula.

Treasure Edisson

Edisson Gerardo

Edisson is 5 years old, and his birthday is June 16, 2009.  He lives with his grandmother.  At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands.  His grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer.  As part of Compassion’s ministry, Edissón participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing with cars, playing with marbles and playing ball games are his favorite activities.  Contact me to sponsor Edisson.

Treasure Scarleth

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Scarleth Mareily

Scarleth is 5 years old, and her birthday is March 21, 2010.  She lives with her grandfather and her grandmother.  Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and her grandmother maintains the home.  Scarleth works at home carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands.  There are 5 children in the family.  For fun, Scarleth enjoys playing jacks, playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.  Contact me to sponsor Scarleth.

Many blessings!

deborah

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