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Jimena in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 5
DOB: 11/10/10

As you may know, Jimena lives with her parents and two brothers. One of her brothers is also in the CCC After School program. Her mother stays at home to care for the needs of the family, while her father carries bundles in the market to earn a living. Those who know Jimena say that she is introverted and kind. She is quick to care for others and help when it is needed. In fact, she says she is most proud of herself when she cares for her niece. Jimena also works hard to help her family, most often by mopping, sweeping, and cleaning the table. Others see many great qualities in her, but when asked what she personally likes about herself, Jimena answered, "My hair because I can style it." In her free time, she likes to play basketball, hide-and-seek, and soccer. She also enjoys school. Jimena's favorite classes are math, as she likes numbers, and science, because she enjoys learning about the body. She still hopes to continue her education to become a doctor in the future. Jimena's favorite meal includes eggs with sauce and Pepsi, and her favorite story in the Bible is Noah's Ark. She asks that you would pray for her family. Please also pray for her education, health, and spiritual life.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-23616



Esmeralda in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 5
DOB: 9/4/11

As you may know, Esmeralda lives with her mother, stepfather, and three siblings. Her siblings all attend CCC programs. To provide for their children, her mother works in a lettuce factory and her stepfather works as a construction assistant. Those who know Esmeralda say that she is a rather shy, but kind, young girl. She is also helpful, volunteering to sweep, fix her room, wash dishes, and clean the table at home. She has a willing and eager personality, attending to the needs at hand. Esmeralda likes to spend her free time reading, doing puzzles, and playing with her stuffed animals. She also enjoys going to school. Esmeralda's favorite classes are math, because the activities make her think, and language, as they allow her to read. She hopes to impact future kids through a career as a teacher. When asked what she likes about herself, Esmeralda replied, "my eyelashes because they are upturned." Her favorite story in the Bible is still the story of Adam and Eve. She asks that you would pray for God to care for her grandmother, and for her mother and stepfather at work.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24166



Benjamin in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 5
DOB: 2/15/12

As you may know, Benjamin lives with his father, who is a shoe shiner. Those who know him best say that he is an active and social young boy. One of the ways Benjamin likes to stay active is by playing soccer. He also likes to make Play-Doh sculptures and play board games in his free time. Benjamin says that he is happiest when he is able to be at home and rest. Not only does he rest, but he also shows his eagerness to help his father by sweeping and washing dishes. At school, Benjamin is enjoying math, especially addition, and art, because he likes to draw. He now hopes to continue his education to become an electronic technician in the future. As Benjamin grows, both academically and spiritually, he has become more confident. In fact, when he was asked what he likes about himself, he replied, "My height and my strength!" His favorite food is chow mein, and his favorite Bible verse is Mark 9:23. Benjamin asks that you pray for his dad's health. Please also pray for his education, future, and spiritual life.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24374



Aaron in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 5/10/16

Aaron lives with his aunt, two cousins, and sister. His aunt works as a cook and his older cousin takes care of him. He helps around the home by making his bed and sweeping. Those who know Aaron say that he is an active and reserved young boy. When asked what he personally likes about himself, he replied, "My hair because it is nice." Some of Aaron's favorite activities are playing soccer, racing cars, and playing hide-and-seek. He also likes to eat his favorite meal: pepian (stew meat or chicken with vegetables) and lemonade. At school, Aaron loves his math class, especially addition, and his art class, because he enjoys painting and drawing. After finishing school, he hopes to become a firefighter so he can extinguish fires. Aaron feels happiest when his birthday comes around because he gets to eat cake. His favorite story in the Bible is Noah's Ark, and he asks that you would pray for his aunt and cousin. Please also pray for Aaron's health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24423



Dilan in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 8/10/15

As you may know, Dilan lives with his mother and younger sister. His mother stays home to care for the needs of the family, while his father works abroad to provide financially. He often helps his mother by making his bed and washing the dishes. Those who know Dilan say that he is an outgoing and active young boy, quick to jump into any fun activity. His favorite activities include playing tag, Jenga, and soccer. Dilan says he feels happiest when he has the opportunity to play Jenga with his friends. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: chicken with potatoes and lemonade. When asked what he likes most about himself, he answered, "My teeth because they help me to eat." At school, Dilan loves math, especially addition, and physical education, because he can run. After finishing school, he hopes to become a teacher so he can make an impact on other students. Dilan loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible and asks that you would pray for his dad as he works abroad. Please also pray for Dilan's health, studies, and overall wellbeing.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24426



Sofia in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 2
DOB: 6/9/15

Sofia lives with her parents and three siblings. Her mother cleans houses and her father works as a watchman to earn a living. Sofia often helps her parents around the home by sweeping and making her bed. She loves her family and says she feels happiest when they all gather together, especially when she gets to play with her cousins. Those who know Sofia best say that she is social and friendly, easily befriending others and making them feel loved. In her free time, she likes to gather her friends to play soccer, hide-and-seek, and games with dolls. At school, Sofia enjoys physical education, because they are allowed to play in the fields, run, and do sports. She also likes math, as she enjoys operations. She hopes to continue her education to become a doctor in the future with the goal of healing children. When asked what she likes about herself, Sofia says, "My eyes because they help me to see." Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite story in the Bible is about Moses and the 10 Commandments. Sofia asks that you would pray for her family and their health. Please also pray for her education, future, and spiritual life.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24428



Keren in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 2
DOB: 11/14/14

As you may know, Keren lives with her mother and two siblings, who are also involved in CCC programs. Her mother works delivering advertisements to earn a living. She is a big help around the home and is most often found sweeping, making her bed, and mopping. Those who know Keren say she she is a calm and friendly young girl, quickly bringing a smile to others. She likes to spend her free time playing soccer, reading, and creating origami. She also likes to eat her favorite meal: chicken nuggets and 7Up. Keren feels happiest when her birthday comes around because she gets to play and break a piñata. When asked for her favorite thing about herself, she answered, "My hair because without it, I wouldn't look good." At school, Keren's favorite subjects are mathematics, especially addition, and physical education, because she is able to play sports. She hopes to continue her education to become a veterinarian so she can cure animals. Keren loves the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible, and asks that you would pray for her friends at school and for her family, especially her mother.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24431



Jesus in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 2
DOB: 1/7/15

As you may know, Jesus lives with his mother, stepfather, and three siblings. Each of his siblings are part of CCC programs. His mother cuts lettuce in a factory and his stepfather works as a construction assistant. Jesus often helps his mother at home by sweeping, making his bed, and picking up shoes. Those who know him best say that he is an outgoing and social young boy, quick to make friends and jump into any activity. Some of his favorite activities include playing with marbles, robots, and cars. Jesus loves playing with friends and says it is what makes him happiest. At school, he likes math, especially subtraction, and physical education, because he has the opportunity to do sports. After finishing school, Jesus hopes to become a police officer so can catch thieves. When asked what he likes most about himself, Jesus replied, "My eyelashes because they are upturned." His favorite food is chow mein, and his favorite story in the Bible is about Moses parting the Red Sea. Jesus asks that you would pray for his family, especially his grandmother. Please also pray for his health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24433

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Genesis in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 2/18/16

As you may know, Genesis is a reserved young girl who lives with her parents and four siblings. Her mother stays at home to care for the family and her father works as a merchant to earn a living. She often helps around the home by sweeping and washing dishes. Genesis says she feels happiest when her dad comes back from work. She loves time with her family! In her free time, Genesis likes to play hide-and-seek, swing, and play with dolls. She also enjoys having her favorite meal: pizza and Pepsi. At school, Genesis is enjoying her mathematics class, especially addition, and communication and language class, because she is learning to read. After finishing school, she hopes to become a doctor so she can help those who are in need. When asked what she likes most about herself, she answered, "My eyelashes because they are long." Genesis loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible, and asks that you would pray for her family and siblings' studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24434



Evelyn in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 5/10/15

As you may know, Evelyn lives with her mother, younger sister, and new baby sibling, who is now one year old. She feels happiest when her family spends time together. Recently, Evelyn's father left their family, which was very difficult on her. She has been receiving psychological care, but it was still hard for her to pay attention and learn to read, so she is repeating first grade. Currently, Evelyn loves her language class, because she is able to learn to read and write. She also enjoys physical education because she likes to run and practice sports. After finishing school, she hopes to continue her education to become a doctor and help those who are sick. When she is not at school, Evelyn can be found playing hide-and-seek, duck duck goose, and with her dolls. She also loves any chance to have her favorite meal: fried chicken with a coke on the side. Those who know Evelyn say that she is shy, yet cheerful, and can easily brighten any day! Her favorite story in the Bible is the birth of Jesus, and she asks that you would pray for her family, especially her grandmother. Please also pray for Evelyn's education and health.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24435



Esvin in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 12/8/14

As you may know, Esvin lives with his parents and two siblings, who are also part of CCC programs. His father is a tuc-tuc driver and his mother sells chuchitos (corn paste balls filled with meat and sauce). Esvin says he feels happiest when he is with his parents. He often helps them by sweeping, mopping, and sorting dishes in the home. Those who know Esvin best say that he is a bit shy, but is a kind young boy. In his free time, he can be found playing soccer, flying kites, and putting puzzles together. Esvin spends a great amount of time at school and is repeating first grade this year. His teacher said that he could use some improvement on his tests and reading. Though this is the case, he has been diligent in turning in his homework and working hard in class. Currently, Esvin is enjoying his art and math classes. After finishing school, he hopes to become a businessman to provide jobs for people. When asked what he likes most about himself, Esvin replied, "My eyes because I can see with them!" His favorite meal includes stew and 7up, and his favorite story in Scripture is Noah's Ark. Esvin asks that you would pray for his family. Please also pray for his health and education.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24436



Vanelope in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 3/4/16

As you may know, Vanelope lives with her parents and six siblings. Her mother stays home to care for the needs of the family, and her father works as a garbage collector to earn a living. Vanelope feels happiest when her entire family gathers together. She often helps her parents around the home by cleaning her room and making her bed. Those who know Vanelope say that she is an outgoing young girl, quick to make friends and jump into activities. Some of her favorite things to do are play basketball, pretend to make food with her kitchenware toys, and play golf. She also likes to have her favorite meal: pepian (stew meat or chicken with veggies) with coke. At school, Vanelope loves her mathematics and communications classes. After finishing school, she hopes to become a painter so she can create art. When asked what she likes most about herself, she answered, "My hair because I can style and braid it." Vanelope loves the story of Noah's Ark, and asks you to pray for her health and protection over her parents.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24437



Steysi in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 2/16/16

As you may know, Steysi lives with her parents, three brothers, and one sister. Her mother works in a small store at home, and her father carries bundles in the market to earn a living. She often helps her parents by folding sheets, cleaning the table, and sweeping. Those who know Steysi say she she is a cheerful girl. She agrees with this, saying that her favorite thing about herself is her smile, as it shows that she is happy. She notes that she feels happiest when she is given gifts. In her free time, Steysi enjoys playing with blocks, dolls, and kitchenware toys. She also likes to have her favorite meal: beans, rice, and water. At school, Steysi's favorite subjects include art, especially drawing, and mathematics. After finishing school, she hopes to become a singer so she can "please the Lord and the people." Steysi loves the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman, and asks that you would pray for her mom. Please also pray for her health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24438



Maite in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 2
DOB: 3/24/15

Verany now likes to go by Maite. She lives with her mother, who works in a factory, and two older sisters. She often helps her family around the home by picking up shoes. Those who know Maite best say that she is a bit shy, but very kind to all around. She likes to spend her free time playing hide-and-seek, painting, and playing duck duck goose. Maite also gets excited for any opportunity to have her favorite meal: pizza with orange juice on the side. In fact, she says she feels happiest when she eats something delicious. At school, Maite is enjoying her communication and language class, because she is learning to write words, and her math class, as she likes addition. After finishing school, she hopes to become a doctor so she can help people who are sick. Maite asks that you would pray for God to watch over and help her family. Please also pray for her health, education, and overall wellbeing.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24527



Wendy in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 6
DOB: 12/25/08

As you may know, Wendy lives with her parents and two brothers, who are also in the CCC After School program. Her father works as a garbage collector and her mother takes care of an elderly lady to earn a living. Wendy says she feels most proud when her parents anniversary comes around every year, as their relationship has remained strong. She helps her parents around the home by fixing her bed, washing dishes, and sweeping. Those who know Wendy best say that she is a social girl, quick to make friends and jump in to any activity. Her favorite things to do are play soccer, basketball, and read. At school, Wendy is enjoying her physical education class, because she likes sports, and math, as she likes addition and subtraction. She still hopes to continue her education to become a doctor and help those who are sick. Wendy loves the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, and asks that you would pray for her family and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24528



Rosario in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 5
DOB: 8/7/10

As you may know, Rosario lives with her mother, who sells tortillas, and three siblings. Her older sister helps her mother make tortillas, her brother is a farmer, and her twin sister joins her in the CCC program. After her father left them, Rosario says she feels happiest when her parents are together. She desires to help her mother in any way possible, and can often be found cleaning her room, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Those who know Rosario say that she is cheerful and friendly, quick to befriend others. Her favorite thing about herself is her joyful smile because it is pretty. In her free time, Rosario can be found drawing, painting, and playing soccer. She also loves any chance to have her favorite meal: stew with a coke on the side. At school, Rosario's favorite subjects are communications and English, because she wants to learn another language. She hopes to continue her education to become a doctor in the future. Rosario's favorite Bible story is Noah's Ark and she asks that you would pray for her family. Please also pray for her health, education, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24530



Angeles in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 5
DOB: 8/7/10

As you may know, Angeles lives with her mother and three siblings. Her mother and sister sell tortillas, her brother works as a farmer, and her twin sister attends the CCC program with her. Angeles can now make tortillas and often helps her mom and sister with them! She is happiest when she is with all of her family members, and is eager to help them with whatever they need. She often washes dishes, makes her bed, and sweeps the home to help. Angeles is known to be a rather shy, yet very kind, young girl. When asked what she likes most about herself, she replied, "My eyes because I can see and they are beautiful!" At school, Angeles is enjoying her math class, because she learns numbers that are useful when they buy at the market. She also likes her art class because she loves to draw. She hopes to continue her education to become a veterinarian in the future. In her free time, Angeles can be found playing soccer, working on puzzles, and playing with her dolls. She is also excited for any opportunity to have her favorite meal: chicken with sauce and lemonade. Angeles loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible and asks that you would pray for her family and life. Please also pray for her health and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24531



Abner in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 2
DOB: 8/22/14

As you may know, Abner lives with his parents and two siblings. His father works as a garbage collector and his mother cares for an elderly lady to earn a living. Abner helps around the home by cleaning the bathroom and sweeping the backyard. He feels happiest when no one gets frustrated at home. Those who know Abner say that he is friendly and a bit shy. He has a great personality but when asked what he likes most about himself, he answered, "My new teeth!" Abner often spends his free time playing with toy cars, cycling, and playing ball. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: beans, rice, and papaya juice. Abner spends a great amount of time at school, where his favorite classes are physical education and mathematics. He hopes to continue his education to become a mechanic and repair cars. Abner loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible, and asks that you would pray for his family and nephew. Please also pray for his health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24533



Brandon in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 4
DOB: 2/3/13

As you may know, Brandon lives with his parents and four siblings, who are all part of CCC programs. His mother stays home to care for the needs of the family, while his father sells shoes to earn a living. He helps around the home by washing dishes and mopping. Those who know Brandon say that he is a social young boy, quick to befriend others and jump into new activities. Some of his favorite things to do are play soccer, fly kites, and do puzzles. His newest desire is to learn how to cook. At school, Brandon's favorite classes are mathematics and English, as he wants to learn a new language. He also enjoys coming to the CCC and feels happiest when there are special activities at the program. After finishing school, Brandon hopes to become a police officer. When asked what he likes most about himself, he replied, "My hair because I can style it." Brandon's favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9, and he asks that you would pray for his family. Please also pray for his health and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24920



Alexis in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 4
DOB: 6/18/13

Bryan now likes to go by Alexis. He still lives with his parents and four siblings. Alexis's mother has a small store at home, and his father loads bundles at the market to earn a living. His oldest two siblings work with his dad, and his other siblings attend CCC programs. Those who know Alexis say that he is cheerful and a bit shy. His smile can light up a room! He is also helpful, eagerly sweeping, making his bed, and cleaning the store shelf at home. In his free time, Alexis likes to play basketball, hide-and-seek, and do puzzles. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: stewed meat or chicken with vegetables and Pepsi on the side. Alexis says he feels happiest at Christmas because he can eat many different foods and play with others. At school, he loves mathematics, specifically operations, and physical education, because he likes to workout. After finishing school, he hopes to become a police officer. When asked what he likes most about himself, Alexis replied, "My hands and feet because I can run and grab things!" He loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible, and asks that you pray for protection for his family. Please also pray for his health and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24922



Larissa in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 5
DOB: 8/8/11

Chelsea now likes to go by Larissa. As you may know, she lives with her father, sister, and grandmother. Her father works at the city dump, and her grandmother sells plastic bottles for recycling. Larissa loves her father and feels happiest when she spends time with him. She enjoys helping her family by sweeping and washing the dishes at home. Those who know Larissa best say that she is a bit shy, but so kind. She likes to spend her free time painting, playing soccer, and making crafts. She also likes to cook, and says her favorite meal is grilled steak with hibiscus iced tea. At school, Larissa enjoys her art class, because she can draw and paint, and her communications class, because she learns to write correctly. She hopes to continue her education to become a psychologist in the future. Larissa's favorite story in the Bible is Moses and the Red Sea, and she asks that you pray for protection for her family. Please also pray for her health and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24923



Hamilton in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 6
DOB: 2/7/11

As you may know, Hamilton lives with his parents and six siblings. His mother stays at home to care for the needs of the family, while his father works as a garbage collector to earn a living. Hamilton feels happiest when his father returns from work. He loves his family and hopes to serve them well, most often by cleaning his room and the backyard. Those who know Hamilton best say that he is social and friendly, quick to befriend others and jump into any new activity. In his free time, he loves to paint, do puzzles, and play basketball or soccer. He also enjoys any chance to have his favorite meal: pepian (stewed meat with vegetables) and Pepsi. Hamilton's favorite class at school is art, because he can challenge himself to draw difficult things. He also likes natural science, as he gets to learn about plants. Hamilton hopes to use this knowledge to become an agronomist in the future, giving him the opportunity to learn more about plants and greening his home. When asked what he loves most about himself, he answered, "My eyelashes because they are thick and upturned." Hamilton loves Psalm 1, and asks that you pray for protection for his parents. Please also pray for his health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24925



Sofia in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 3
DOB: 5/4/14

As you may know, Sofia lives with her parents and three siblings. Her mother stays at home to care for the family's needs and her father is a plumber. She often helps around the home by sweeping and washing dishes. Those who know Sofia say that she is a shy, yet cheerful, young girl. Her gentle and joyful spirit is a blessing to all. In her free time, Sofia enjoys playing with dolls, playing house, and preparing pretend food in the little kitchen. She especially likes to "make" her favorite meal: pizza and lemonade. At school, Sofia's favorite subjects are Kaquchikel and English, because she likes learning new words in different languages. She hopes to continue her education to become a teacher in the future, impacting other kids' lives. Sofia feels happiest when she is able to come to the CCC and hopes that she can continue to learn and grow there. Her favorite Bible story she has learned at the program is the story of the birth of Jesus. Sofia's mother is about to give birth to her little brother. She asks that you would pray for a safe delivery and for the health of the baby. Please also pray for Sofia's studies, spiritual life, and overall wellbeing.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24926



Jose in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 5
DOB: 12/26/11

As you may know, Jose lives with his parents and two siblings. His mother has a small store at home and his father drives a tuc-tuc to earn a living. His brother delivers chickens and his sister is part of the CCC program. Jose feels happiest when his family is united. Those who know him best say that he is a reserved and helpful young boy. Ways he helps around his home are by fixing his bed and sweeping his room. When asked what he likes most about himself, he answered, "My hands because they help me grab things." In his free time, Jose likes to play basketball, hide-and-seek, and soccer. He also can be found eating his favorite meal: spaghetti and meatballs with orange juice on the side. At school, Jose's favorite classes are natural science, as he likes learning about plants, and physical education, because they can run and play. He hopes to continue his education to become a scientist. Through this career, Jose wants the opportunity to see objects that cannot be seen with the human eye and investigate various things. Jose asks that you would pray for his dad's health and habits, his grandmother, who is diabetic, and the rest of his family. Please also pray for his studies, spiritual life, and overall wellbeing.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24927



Jeremias in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 6
DOB: 12/23/10

As you may know, Jeremias lives with his parents and three siblings. His mother stays home to care for the needs of the family, while his father works as a farmer to earn a living. There is nothing that makes Jeremias happier than spending time with my family. He often helps around the home by sweeping, mopping, and washing dishes. Those who know him best say that he is an active and cheerful young boy. When asked what he likes most about himself, Jeremias answered, "My face because I see myself in the mirror and find myself to be handsome." Some of his favorite activities are playing soccer, making kites, and cycling. He also enjoys any opportunity to eat his favorite meal: pulique (stewed meat) and Pepsi. At school, Jeremias loves his math class, because operations will help him in the future, and his language class, as he is learning to write correctly. After finishing school, he hopes to become an electrician to learn how to make connections. Jeremias loves the story of creation in the Bible and asks you to pray for his family and studies.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24928



Karla in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 6
DOB: 5/20/10

Mariela now likes to go by Karla. As you may know, she lives with her parents and sister, who is also part of the CCC After School program. Her mother cleans houses and her father works in construction to earn a living. Karla feels happiest when her family gathers together. She often helps her parents around the home by sweeping, making her bed, and washing the dishes. Those who know Karla often say that she is cheerful and friendly, quick to find the joy in things. When asked what she personally likes about herself, she answered, "My eyes because they are brown." In her free time, Karla likes to play soccer, cook, read, and spend time with her little sister. She also likes to eat her favorite meal: pepian with a watermelon drink on the side. At school, Karla is enjoying her art class, especially drawing, and citizenship education class, as it teaches her about habits and manners. She hopes to continue her education to become a veterinarian in the future. Karla's favorite Bible story is the birth of Jesus, and she asks that you pray for God to watch over her family, especially her father. She also asks that you would pray for the CCC.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24929



Rene in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 4
DOB: 7/23/08

Mario now likes to go by Rene. As you may know, he lives with his parents and two siblings. His mother stays home to care for the family's needs, while his father carries bundles in the market to earn a living. Rene often helps his family at home by mopping, sweeping the backyard, and cleaning the table. Those who know him best say that he is a reserved young man with a contagious smile. In his free time, Rene likes to draw and play basketball or soccer. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: puique (stew chicken) and oranges. At school, Rene loves Kaqchiquel, because he is learning to write in a different language, and art, because he likes to write. As you can see, writing is important to him. In fact, when asked what he likes most about himself, he replied, "My hands because they help me to write!" Rene loves to learn and grow, and feels happiest when he comes to the CCC to do that. After finishing school, he hopes to become a soldier because he wants to watch over his country. Rene's favorite story in the Bible is Noah's Ark, and he asks that you would pray for God to watch over his father when he goes to work. Please also pray for his health, education, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24930



Cindy in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 11/5/15

As you may know, Cindy lives with her parents and sister, who is also part of the CCC After School program. Her mother cleans homes and her father works in construction to earn a living. She often helps around the home by sweeping and making her bed. Those who know Cindy say that she is a bit shy, but very kind, and feels happiest every time her birthday comes around. She likes to spend her free time playing with dolls, tag with her friends, and with the little house. She also enjoys eating her favorite meal: pizza and red soda. At school, Cindy loves her art class, especially drawing, and her communications class, because she is learning to read and write. After finishing her education, she hopes to become a police officer to help people. When asked what she likes most about herself, she replied, "My hair because I can style it." Cindy loves the story of the creation in the Bible, and asks that you pray for her dad and his habits. Please also pray for her health, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24962



Jose in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 1/11/16

Jose Miguel now likes to go by Jose. As you may know, he lives with his parents and two siblings. His mother sells food and his father works as a welder to earn a living. He often helps his parents around the home by sweeping when asked. Jose is known to be an active, friendly, and social young boy, quick to bring joy to others through his outgoing personality. When asked what he, personally, likes most about himself, he answered, "My hands because I can touch everything." Jose feels happiest and most proud when he has the opportunity to go on a trip. When he has free time, he loves to play soccer, tag, and hide-and-seek. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: chicken soup and orange juice. At school, Jose's favorite subjects are mathematics and art, especially drawing. After finishing his education, he hopes to become a welder so he can help his father. Jose loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible, and asks that you pray for his family. Please also pray for his health, studies, and spiritual life.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24969



Luis in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 1/28/16

As you may know, Luis lives with his parents and three siblings. He says he is happiest when he is with them. His mother stays home to care for the needs of the family and his father works as a welder assistant to earn a living. He often helps his parents by sweeping the home. Luis is known to be both helpful and reserved, and his favorite thing about himself is his green eyes. He likes to stay active by playing soccer, duck duck goose, and putting puzzles together. He can also be found eating his favorite meal: fried chicken with water on the side. At school, Luis loves mathematics and art, especially drawing and painting. After finishing his education, he hopes to become a professional soccer player. Luis loves the story of the birth of Jesus in the Bible, and asks that you pray for the protection of his parents.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24970



Lusbin in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 1
DOB: 4/4/16

Lusbin lives with his parents and three siblings. His mother stays home to care for the family's needs and his father works as a hired hand. Lusbin loves when his dad is home and doing well. He helps his parents around the home by cleaning the table. Those who know Lusbin say that he is shy young boy. His favorite thing about himself is his hair because he can style it. Lusbin spends his free time playing soccer, putting puzzles together, and racing toy cars. He also enjoys eating his favorite meal: eggs and sausage with a glass of water. At school, Lusbin's favorite classes are math and art, especially drawing. He hopes to become a singer after he finishes school, as this is one of his special talent. Lusbin loves the story of Noah's Ark in the Bible, and he asks that you would pray for his mom's health.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-24971



Camila in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 1
DOB: 11/24/14

As you may know, Camila lives with her mother, grandmother, and cousins. Her mother cares for the needs of the home, while her grandmother works cleaning houses and watching children. Camila is known by others to be a reserved young girl with a kind and gentle heart. She is also helpful, fixing the family's beds every morning and jumping in where she is needed. Camila often spends her time playing with dolls, playing hide-and-seek, and playing a cooking game. She also likes to do various art projects, especially drawing pictures. Camila is doing well in school and is quickly catching on to new subjects. Her favorite subject is still writing, as she has seen improvement in her reading and writing skills. She hopes to continue her education after high school to become a pediatrician, helping children that need it most. Camila's favorite Bible story is Noah's Ark, and she asks that you would pray for her family's health. Please also pray for her studies and spiritual life.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25348



Xavi in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 5
DOB: 2/26/12

As you may know, Xavi lives with his mother and two sisters, who also attend the CCC. His mother works delivering advertisements to provide for her children. Those who know Xavi say that he is an active young boy, quick to jump into any new activity. Currently, his favorite activities are playing soccer and drawing. In fact, when asked what he likes most about himself, Xavi replied, "When I draw, I do not give up, and have managed to draw much better." He works hard, and hopes to use this gift to become an architect someday, designing houses with the skills he has formed. Not only is Xavi a hard worker, but he is also helpful, making beds and sweeping at home when it is asked of him. He does well in school, where his favorite subjects are communications and sciences. When asked what he is most proud of, Xavi says it is when he finishes his homework and is able to learn from it. In Scripture, he loves the verse Jeremiah 17:5. He asks that you would pray for the Lord to watch over his family and for his grandmother's health, as she has diabetes.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25349



Jordi in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 3
DOB: 7/10/13

Jordi is a reserved young boy who lives with his parents and six siblings. His mother stays home to care for the family, while his father works as a garbage collector to earn a living. One of the things that makes him happiest is spending time with his family. Jordi helps around the home by sweeping the backyard, washing dishes, and sweeping the rooms. As you can see, he is very helpful! In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, doing puzzles, and playing tag. He also likes to eat his favorite meal: pizza with Pepsi on the side. Jordi is doing well in school and continues to see great improvement in himself. His favorites subjects are physical education, as it teaches him how to be agile, and computers, because it is interesting to him. Jordi hopes to continue his education to become a veterinarian to save animals that need help. When asked what he likes most about himself, he answered, "my hair because I can style it." In Scripture, Jordi loves reading about the birth of Jesus, and he asks that you pray for him to be an honest boy. Please also pray for his family, studies, and future.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25708



Evelin in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 3
DOB: 6/9/15

Evelin lives in a modest household alongside her parents and three siblings. Her mother earns a living by handwashing laundry for others, while her father works as a security guard. One of her sisters initially discovered the CCC After School program, where Evelin has also participated. Described as kind, obedient, friendly, and diligent, Evelin is often recognized for her honesty, which she considers her greatest act of courage. Facing challenges such as seeking help from her teacher or dealing with teasing from classmates, she perseveres and finds joy in simple pleasures. Evelin derives happiness from spending time with her older sister, completing homework tasks, and receiving hugs from her mother. She loves going to school, particularly learning Cakchiquel words and crafting paper figures. When communicating with God, Evelin asks Him to protect her pets that passed away and care for her family members. Please join her in praying for this, as well as for continued growth in knowledge and faith.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25845

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Jose in Guatemala

Gender: Male
Grade: 5
DOB: 8/8/12

Jose lives with his parents and three siblings in a modest home. His mother supports the family by handwashing laundry, while his father works as a security guard. Introduced to the CCC After School program through one of his sisters, Jose now attends and is thriving. He is often described by those who know him as obedient, affectionate, kind, and respectful. He finds joy in spending time with family, studying, and engaging in activities with friends. Jose has a passion for basketball and playing the cello, dedicating his spare time to practice. Excelling in school, he particularly enjoys mathematics and art. His bravest moment involves enduring vaccinations not long ago. When Jose communicates with God, he asks Him to help him maintain good behavior, protect his family, and foster unity among them. Please join him in praying for this, as well as for his educational journey and spiritual growth.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25847

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Shendry in Guatemala

Gender: Female
Grade: 6
DOB: 5/19/09

Shendry lives in a humble household with her parents and three siblings. Her mother earns a living by handwashing laundry for others, while her father works as a security guard. Within the home, Shendry grapples with challenges such as honesty, unity with her parents, and helping with chores. She relies on God's strength to navigate these hurdles. Shendry considers recognizing her self-worth as the bravest act she's undertaken. She finds herself to be affectionate, joyful, intelligent, and humorous. Shendry is quick to find joy in activities like watching television, playing with her siblings, and spending time with her grandmother. She also enjoys school, particularly English and mathematics lessons. In her conversations with God, Shendry asks for help in continual improvement across all facets of her life. Please pray alongside her for this, as well as for her family's unity and growth in her education and faith.

Sponsorship Code: GURAS-25848

Sponsor Shendry

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