Noelia is 9 and lives in Bolivia
The letter uses the My First Letter Template. She lives with her dad and her siblings, which confirms that it was her mother that passed away. They speak Spanish, and she spends the most time with her siblings. Her favorite color is pink and her hair is black. Her eyes are dark brown and her favorite food is pique macho (beef, fries, sausage, hard boiled egg, tomato). Noelia’s favorite song is Somos Soldaditos del Señor (We are Little Soldiers of the Lord). Her favorite season is Spring. The letter says “Hello dear Alisa, I greet you with the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank you a lot for choosing me to sponsor. I also thank God for giving you the heart to sponsor me and for choosing me among so many children in the world. Also, thank you for the letter you sent me. I really like it. Thank you very much. I do have pets, a kitten and a little dog. I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up. I like to pray. My prayer request is for my family so that they know God. I say goodbye with love. Noelia”
What an incredibly sweet girl! And her drawing is beautiful!
Sometimes I come across a child that nags on my heart so much after, that I know who’s doing the nagging and I know I can’t say no. This was the case with 9 year old Noelia from Bolivia. She looks so sweet and unsure and shy. This little girl has lost a parent and has 9 siblings at home. She lives in the Cochabamba area of Bolivia, where homes are typically only one big room. Can you imagine that many siblings living together in one room? Through it all, she’s listed as above average in school. Noelia clearly has a drive to succeed. And then there’s her outfit: a winter hat with a very thin sweater and leggings, all in various colors.
I have a special place in my heart for sponsoring children from big families (Heidy, Brayan, Junior, Ludvi, and Jenny are among others with lots of siblings), because I feel like, especially with a family in poverty, the children don’t get a lot of special individual attention and poverty through no fault of the parents- it’s just not possible. I’m glad that God led me to beautiful Noelia, and I can’t wait to see what she does as she grows!
Here is her previous photo alongside her current one.
So stinkin’ cute. She still looks small to me for 9 years old, though, so either she’s due for a photo update soon or she’s very small for her age, likely due to malnourishment.