Well, shortly after sponsoring Ivan, I received his profile and learned that he has a little brother, who was not only also enrolled in the sponsorship program, he was waiting for a sponsor. I told a few friends that I was going to wait a few months to see how sponsoring Ivan went and if his little brother was still waiting for a sponsor, I would add him to my family.
Then, the New Year came and a whole slew of people on the Manna 4 Lempira page started sponsoring children for the new year. I loved seeing all of the beautiful children being sponsored! However, every time I received a notification on Facebook from that page, I got a bit of a panicked feeling in my stomach that Noel would be one of those sponsored children; not because I didn't want him sponsored, but because I didn't want him sponsored by anybody else but me.
I took that as a pretty good sign that I was meant so sponsor him.
So, I welcome to my family, sweet 4 years old Noel, who will celebrate his 5th birthday in just a few days, on January 9th.