Anyelo was born in December 2007. He lives with his mother and three sisters in southern Guatemala, near the El Salvador border. His mother struggles to provide for her family. We sponsor Anyelo through World Vision.
Families in Anyelo’s community learn agricultural and livestock management skills to help ensure families have access to nutritious food. Families also receive seeds and plants to grow home gardens.
World Vision partnered with local health agencies to immunize children against preventable childhood diseases. They facilitated nutrition and health education for mothers to enable them to address the nutritional needs of their children.
From a letter written for Anyelo (he is not old enough to write the letter himself):
“Anyelo greets you with love wishing that God blesses every one of your steps. Anyelo is happy for the letter you sent and is grateful to you for your friendship and he is so happy to have you as his friend: “ Anyelo also writes that he likes to play with his friends and he helps his mom at home.
Emerson was born in March 2003 and lives with his mother, father, and one brother on the plains in southern El Salvador. We sponsor Emerson through Compassion International.
Houses there are typically tin and have dirt floors. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread, and rice. Half of the adults in the region are unemployed, but some work as day laborers earning about $120 per month.
Our sponsorship allows Emerson the opportunity to learn, receive nutritious meals and regular health screenings and medical treatment when necessary. He also learns about the love of Jesus and is assured that he is loved by Christians who care about him and his personal welfare.
From a letter from Emerson: “I greet you with a hug and love. My favorite Bible verses are Joshua 1:8 and Philippians 4:13. I thank you for the letters that you send me. I am glad to hear from you. Please pray for my parents to find stable jobs. I hope you enjoy the picture I drew. May God pour out many blessings on you all.”
He also writes that he likes to play soccer with his friends. He prays every morning – thankful for the new day. He is thankful for our prayers and asks us to pray that his parents will continue to have jobs.