This week, I've felt myself drawn to some handsome teenage boys on the Compassion site. Usually, I feel myself drawn to the boys anyway, but usually they are between the ages of 7-11. This week, those teenagers have really been grabbing my heart. Here are three handsome young men, all waiting for somebody to give them hope and love:
This handsome guy is Eduardo. He is 16 years old and from Bolivia. His birthday is April 2nd. He lives with his father, mother, and two siblings. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. Eduardo helps at home by running errands, making beds, and cleaning. As part of Compassion's ministry, Eduardo participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in middle school where his performance is average. Soccer, singing and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, intestinal infections, anemia and parasites. Most adults in Las Pampitas work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $116 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs employment opportunities and paved roads.
This is 15 year old Jose. He is from Honduras. His birthday is September 22nd. Jose lives with his grandfather, mother, and five siblings. His grandfather and mother are both employed as laborers. Jose helps his family by gathering firewood, making beds, and running errands. For fun, Jose enjoys soccer, telling stories and playing with marbles. He attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, eggs and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, allergies, malnutrition and eye diseases. Most adults in Barrio Suyapa work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $210 per month. This community needs secondary schools, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.
11-2-12 Wilfredo has been sponsored! I knew it wouldn't be too long before somebody fell in love with his smile.