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Ingrid T in Guatemala
Ingrid lives with both parents and two siblings - a brother and a sister. Her father works as a hired hand and her mom works making beaded ornaments and jewelry. Since Ingrid lives in a remote area of town, she has to get up early to catch transportation to school. She wants you to know she is grateful that, thanks to support from her sponsor, she can travel to school. Ingrid is an outgoing girl who loves to sing. She also enjoys playing basketball and soccer. Ingrid hopes to pass her grade by studying hard. She desires to make her family proud by completing high school and studying at university. Ingrid is proud of herself for completing 6th grade and moving onto 7th. She said her favorite part of herself is her hands. Ingrid wants to become a teacher or a principal of school someday because she loves children and wants to help them. At home, she often helps her mom and sister clean up around the house. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 10:1. Ingrid asks that you pray for her family and her studies.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23457
Lea Dolores M in Guatemala
Lea lives with her mother. Her mother works embroidering güipiles (hand woven traditional blouses). She has never met her father. She doesn't have any siblings. Currently, her aunt and uncle are living with her. Lea is a shy girl who is really good at sports. Her favorite sport is soccer and she loves to play it with her cousins. Lea is eager to continue studying. She wants to finish high school and college studying bookkeeping. Someday, Lea wants to work in a bank. She feels very proud that she passed 6th grade and was chosen to continue studying in the Higher Education program. Lea really loves her long hair. At home, she often helps her mom with house chores. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 4:8. Lea asks that your pray for her and her mom. Please also pray for her academic success.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23459
Juan 'Diego' in Guatemala
Juan goes by his middle name Diego. Diego lives with his mom and dad, and has 2 younger brothers, Josue and Lucas. His dad is a hired hand on a farmer and his mom is a housewife. Diego is a shy young man who enjoys playing soccer. He is very friendly to all the people around him. He also likes to write poems. Diego is very dedicated to his studies. He is proud his punctuality in his school work. He is working hard to become an even better student and be even more responsible with his studies. Diego wants to go to university so that someday he can become a teacher. His current favorite verse is Joshua 1:1. Please pray for Diego, for his family and his future accomplishments.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-24135
Gemima L in Guatemala
Gemima lives with both parents and four siblings: two brothers and two sisters. Her father works as a farmer and his mother works selling the vegetables. Gemima is a shy and funny girl. She is eager to finish her high school degree in order to move onto University to study medicine. Gemima wants to become a doctor someday. She is proud of her hard work and education so far. She is also proud of her Christian faith and values. Gemima loves to sing and dance. She also enjoys playing basketball and soccer. Gemima often helps with preparing food at her house. Her current favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 54:13. Gemima asks that you pray for her family. Please also pray for her health and her future.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23465
Ruth T in Guatemala
Ruth lives with her parents and older brother. Her mom is a stay-at-home house wife. Her dad is a hired hand and driver. She has a married sister that does not live with them. Ruth considers herself shy but she does have lots of friends. She is very athletic and really enjoys playing basketball or soccer. She dreams of going to university and studying to become a bookkeeper. Ruth excels with numbers and accounting. At home, Ruth helps with cleaning the house. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 7:1. Ruth asks that you pray for her and her family. Pray that she grows up to be a good person.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-22871
Annette C in Guatemala
Annette lives with her mother and grandmother. Her mother works at home doing laundry for other people. Annette doesn't have any siblings. She is a shy girl who dreams of becoming a bookkeeper. She wants to go to university to study computers and bookkeeping. Annette is very proud of her grades and being a top student. Annette also loves her long nails. She is an excellent singer and dancer - she also is really good at writing and drawing. At home, Annette helps her mom with household chores. Her currently favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. Please pray for Annette and her family. Pray for her future education and health.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23473
Lucas Q in Guatemala
Lucas lives with both parents and younger brother, Gary. His father is currently working gas a driver and his mother is a housewife. Lucas is a funny and cheerful boy who is hoping to become a bookkeeper in the future. He is working hard in school so that someday he can go to university and get a great job. If he has a good job, he will be able to help his family. Lucas is proud of his face and the way he looks. He is also proud of getting past 9th grade. Lucas enjoys swimming and running. At home, he usually studies and does homework. Lucas' current favorite Bible verse is Psalm 23:4. Please pray for Lucas' family and school performance. Lucas loves his sponsors and hopes they feel proud of him.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23475
Luisa R in Guatemala
Luisa lives with both parents and younger brother, Diego. Luisa's father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife who occasionally embroiders huipils (Guatemala traditional blouses). Luisa is a shy and cheerful girl who wants to get a degree in accounting. She is goal driven and wants to be an accountant to help her parents someday. Luisa is grateful for everything her parents have sacrificed and worked for, for her to have an education. She is a very kind girl who is starting to like to play basketball and soccer. She is a really good cook and often helps hr mom at home with chores. Her mom is sick and currently suffering. Luisa asks that you pray for her mom and the rest of her family. Please also pray for Luisa, her health and her future.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23476
Lea Isabel A in Guatemala
Lea lives with her parents, her paternal grandparents, her 3 brothers and her sister. Her dad works in construction and her mom is a stay at home mom. Lea is a funny, creative girl who loves Jesus and is very strong in her faith. She writes poetry and that's what she is known for at school. Lea likes to be a fun person who enjoys playing soccer and chess. She is an extremely good student and is working hard to be at the top of her class. Lea wants to study to be a psychologist so she can help people without financial resources. She is grateful for her sponsors and parents who have given her the opportunity to go to school. Her favorite verse is John 3:16. Lea asks that you would pray for her dad's health. Also for her family and pray for Lea to have strength, knowledge and be a good student.
Lea helps her mom at home with all kinds of housework and chores. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer with her friends. School is important to Lea and she hopes to become a psychologist someday. Her favorite subjects at school are science and math. Lea reads the Bible and likes Psalms 23 as well as the story of Moses. She asks for prayers for her family's overall well being, especially for her dad as he works hard to support the family. Lea and her family pray for those supporting her as she continues to meet her goals. She is thankful for her sponsors' help to go to school because she says that in her hometown, many kids don't have that opportunity.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23490
Nataly A in Guatemala
Nataly still lives with both parents and younger brother. Her father still works at home making cortes (traditional Guatemalan skirts) and her mother still works making beaded jewelry. Nataly would describe herself as outgoing. She is a positive person and likes her smile. She dreams of going to university and getting a good job. She is currently studying to be a teacher but someday she wants to become a doctor. Nataly wants a job where she can help people! Nataly is proud that she has made good grades so far, and is continuing to do so. For fun. Nataly enjoys playing soccer and volleyball. At home, Nataly helps her mom clean her house at home. She currently is enjoying reading Psalm 23. Please pray that Nataly continues to excel in her studies. Please also pray for her family.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-16302
Lucy S in Guatemala
Juana goes by her middle name Lucy. Lucy lives with her mom, Maria. Both of her brothers have now moved out of the house. Lucy's father passed away several years ago and her mother now works as midwife. Lucy still likes to sing and is part of the worship team at her church. She also still enjoys playing basketball. Lucy describes herself as shy and curious. Lucy likes her personality and the way God made her. Her goals for the next 4 years include graduating High School with good grades, being admitted into university to study Psychology. Lucy still dreams of becoming a Psychologist. She plans on being a family psychology because she was to understand different peoples mindsets and then be able to help them. At home, she often helps her mom clean the house. Lucy's current favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:6. Please pray for her family and her health.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-16291
Lidia M in Guatemala
Lidia lives with her parents, her grandmother, and her youngest brother. Her father is an artisan making small wood items, and her mother works at home selling fruit with chocolate and jello. Lidia is a sociable and friendly girl who works extremely hard at school. She has been an honored student since kindergarten. She is eager to graduate high school and go to university to study medicine. Lidia dreams of being able to provide healthcare to people who can't afford it. She is grateful for everything her family has sacrificed for her and wants to be able to give back to them. At home, Lidia often helps with chores but she also will help her father with his crafting. Lidia is kind and empathetic, and can play the guitar very well. She enjoys playing basketball and reading sci-fi or drama stories. Lidia's current favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31. She wants you to know that in every devotion her family does at home, they pray for her sponsors. Please pray for Lidia, for her mental health, self esteem, physical health and family.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-23298
Melisa D in Guatemala
Micaela prefers to go by Melisa. She lives with her parents and her older brother. Melisa's mom is a house wife and her father weaves Cortes (a traditional handmade fabric used as a skirt). Melisa is outgoing. She is a hard worker and is excited to pass the 8th grade successfully. She wants to be a responsible person. Something that Melisa's most proud of is that she won first place at her school band, two years ago. Melisa loves handcrafts and playing basketball or running. At home, she helps clean the house and anything else her family needs. Currently, Melisa's favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13. Please for the health of her family. Pray that God blesses her so that she can continue with her studies. Melisa wants you to know that she always prays for her sponsors.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-22731
Keimy A in Guatemala
Keimy lives with both parents and four siblings (her mother gave birth to a new baby boy in 2020). Her dad works as a construction hand and her mom is a house wife. They are a Christian family. Keimy is a shy and loving girl who loves to draw and color. Her favorite sports are soccer and basketball. She is driven. Keimy is eager to graduate from high school and become a professional adult. She is determined to work hard and help her family be successful. She is very proud that she was able to move forward to the Higher Education program and received extra scholarship. Keimy likes to be happy. She loves that she is smart and understanding. At home, she often helps her mom take care of her new baby brother as well as other chores around the house. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 100. Keimy wants you to know she is grateful for the support she receives and she is giving it her all to continue her education. She asks that you pray for her studies and her family.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-22733
Isabela in Guatemala
Isabela lives with her grandparents and her aunts. She considers her grandparents her parents and her aunts her sisters. Isabela's parents abandoned her when she was just six years old. Her grandfather works as a fisherman and her grandmother is a house wife. Isabela is a cheerful and funny girl who likes to sing and dance. She also likes to play basketball and soccer. Isabela says she wants to be a great person. She wants to help others the way she has received help. Her goals are to graduate High School and then move on to University. Isabela loves her long hair. At home, she often helps with chores around the house. She does't currently have a favorite Bible verse but she does love reading the Bible. Isabela asks for you to pray for her family. Please also pray for her future and her academic success.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-24809
Elena D. in Guatemala
Elena lives with both of her parents and 2 siblings a brother and a sister. Her father works as a hired hand and her mom works as a local craftsman. She makes beaded ornaments and jewelry. Elena is a cheerful girl, who loves to sing. She loves to play basketball and soccer. She is proud of the way her eyes look. She is proud of graduating 6th grade and entering the Higher Education Program. Elena wants to go to University to become a doctor. She dreams of becoming a doctor so she can help people. At home, Elena often helps with chores around the house. Her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16. Elena asks that you pray for her family and her grandmother. Please also pray for her academic success.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-24810
Susan M. in Guatemala
Susan lives with her mom and one sister. Her father passed away this year due to COVID. Her life was changed when her father passed away. It has been a big blow for the family. They are no longer part of Good Shepherd Church but still go to a different church. Her mother makes beaded ornaments and jewelry and stays home with her daughters. Susan was born prematurely and her health is very fragile. She suffers with eyesight and hearing issues on a daily basis. She needs surgery in her eyes that has been postponed for different reasons (her health and financial). Susan loves to sing and is proud of her ability to. Her favorite class is art, because she loves to color. She also loves her reading class because she wants to read the Bible. She enjoys stories about Jesus and stories about Israel in the Bible. Susan was already in first grade, but because of her father's passing, she stopped going to school. Next year, she will repeat 1st grade again at a school for children with special needs. Susan's favorite things to eat are chicken, pizza and french fries. She is a very obedient girl and helps her mom with anything she asks her to do at home. She is described as a happy and quiet girl. Someday, Susan wants to be a doctor so she can help other people like she has been helped. She asks that you would pray for her mom and her sister, Genesis. Please also pray for Susan's health and future at her new school.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-24819
Magdalena C in Guatemala
Magdalena and her three siblings live with their parents. Her dad works as a daily hired hand and her mom works as a cook in the kitchen of a school. Magdalena has one older and two younger siblings. Her two-year-old little brother has Down Syndrome and she loves him very much. Magdalena is a dreamer and has many goals for her life. She would love to learn to cook and become a chef like her mom. Magdalena is in high school studying to become a linguistics teacher. She wants to teach young children. Someday, Magdalena would love to become a doctor. She considers herself restless and active. Magdalena enjoys playing basketball and soccer. She is a great singer and dancer. She is proud of her hair and eyes as many have said they are pretty. She likes to style her hair in many different ways because it is very long. Magdalena is grateful for her parents for all their support. At home, she often helps take care of her little brother. sometimes, she also cooks for her family or helps clean the house. She is also grateful for her sponsor. Currently, her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 4:8 "In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety." Please pray for Magdalena. She asks that you would pray for her little brother to learn to walk soon. Please also pray for her health and her future.
Sponsorship Code: GUGSGRAD-24844