Photo Updates of Manuel, Jorge, and Lucia

I love receiving photo updates and seeing new pictures of the kids and how they’ve grown!

First is Manuel, from the Dominican Republic. He attends the same center as Eliana, but their photos were not updated at the same time, as I received Eliana’s update in January. I thought Manuel looked old for his age in his last photo and now he definitely does even more so… he’s only 11!

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Next is Jorge, also from the Dominican Republic. He’s growing up! Jorge is 6 years old.

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And finally Lucia, in her last photo update before she graduates in September. She looks beautiful in the purple!

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Introducing Manuel!

When I logged on to check on my letters, and I saw Manuel’s face, I also recognized the background on his photo immediately. He attends the same center as my sponsored child Elaina in the Dominican Republic!

Isn’t he growing into a handsome preteen? Manuel is 11 and here are all of his photos (click to see them larger). This is my first time with Compassion that I’ve had two children who attend the same center. I’ve decided to let Manuel know that I am his correspondent and he also has a financial sponsor, because if for some reason his financial sponsor has to cancel, I don’t want him to think that I stopped sponsoring him but still sponsor Elaina.

Manuel’s hobbies are art, reading, and toy cars. He is in 4th grade and his school performance is above average. His favorite subject is language. The Dominican Republic is a country I really hope to visit, so having another child there is exciting. And out of all the centers in the country, he wound up to be from the same center as my only other child there. That’s not a coincidence- that’s God’s plan and I can’t wait to see it unfold!