I just love Jesús’ newest photo. He’s a very thoughtful kid.
And he’s growing up so much! (click on the photos to see them larger)
Endalu is only 14, but he’s already looking much older in his latest photo!
He’s going to be very tall, too! (click on the photos to see them larger)
Marcus always looks so serious in his photos, but he is such a great young man in his letters! Here is his latest photo:
You can really see how much he’s grown!
And little Jose isn’t as little anymore!
(click on the photos to see them larger)
With Albia’s first photo, I didn’t think it was possible for her to be any cuter. But then I got her new one…
Is she not so darn precious??
Nusura is my correspondent child through Revive a Rural African Child in Uganda. I haven’t received a photo of her in a long time, so I was really excited to see new ones!
Here are 2 of her older photos to compare:
I’ve had quite a few photo updates (and new correspondents… but that will come later) while I was on my posting hiatus getting adjusted to my new job. I get so excited to get updated photos of the kids and see how they’re growing!!
First is Maria, my longest sponsored child and my only World Vision child. Here is her new photo:
And a look at all of her photos as she’s grown! (click to see them larger)
And Rikelme is looking even more grown up in his new photo:
Here are all his photos to compare! (click to see them larger)
15 days until I arrive in Honduras with Manna 4 Lempira! It’s exciting how close it is! I leave tomorrow for another trip, and then when I get back I get to start packing to go see these awesome kids. I hope everything fits!
Heidy, 12, was my first sponsored Manna child, so she’s very special to me. In the over 2 years that I’ve sponsored her, I’ve watched her grow and blossom into a more confident young lady. She still has the kindest heart. In both of these pictures, which were taken on separate days, she is wearing a dress I sent her.
Junior, 10, has never stopped smiling in the 2 years I’ve “known” him. He is such a joyful personality and I can’t wait to see it in person! He is looking so much more grown up in these latest photos.
Diego, 6, is the one out of all of my Manna children that I’ve seen the least photos of and gotten the least letters from. I’m hoping getting to meet him and his family in person will strengthen their attendance at church and the program. I didn’t receive a photo of him this time.
Jenny, 8, is my only Quelacasque child. I won’t be there for the church visit and fun day for Quelacasque, unfortunately, but thankfully she still will get to join along on one of the other fun days so that we still get to meet each other. I haven’t sponsored her for very long, yet, but sometimes she looks like she bears a burden. I’m so happy to see her big smile here!
As of today, it’s only 22 days until I arrive in Honduras with Manna 4 Lempira and soon after meet these wonderful faces! Here are my sponsored children from the El Tablon church that I will be meeting.
Maria, 13, in the year and a half that I have sponsored her, still wants to be a doctor. I love her big aspirations and her smart mind. She is from the most impoverished area of this community.
Cristian, 12, had his older brother leave school and therefore the program to help the family work. I’m always praying he can stick with school. In his second photo he is wearing the cross necklace I sent all of them!
Yeyson, 9, seems like such a nice kid, and I can’t wait to meet him and his little sister Greysi below.
Greysi, 3, is the little sister of Yeyson and looks so stinking cute in this photo trying not to smile.
We recently received new photos of our Manna 4 Lempira children receiving the letters we sent them and new Bibles. I’m going to break them down by church, starting with Mercedes. It’s hard to believe that in just 29 days, I’ll be arriving in Honduras and seeing these children very soon! I still have some more shopping and lots of packing to do, but I’m so excited to meet them and spend time with them in person!
Brayan, 5, usually always has the same serious face in all of his photos (except one). But this time he attempted a smile! 🙂 He’s also wearing a shirt I sent him, which is very big, but at least he’ll grow into it.
Ludvi, 9, seems to be wise beyond her years and I love the peaceful look on her face with the natural background outside.
Velery, 3, has her hair is blowing across her face, but she has the most adorable curly hair. I have a feeling she’s going to be a big personality.
Angie, 3, is my newest Manna child. The Mercedes fun day is definitely going to be my busiest day with 3 little ones!
For this Photo Friday, I have several photos of my girls in India, Ramya and Revathi, to share.
Here is Ramya, who is 6 and attends the tutoring program:
With the gifts I sent money for: a dress and a blanket.
And here are some photos of Revathi, who is 5 and attends the Happy Hearts program:
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted updated photos of Ramya, but I still receive them a few times a month! Since there are SO many, here are some of my favorites!
Ramya is 6 and lives in India.
These are my absolute favorites- I love her personality coming through! ❤
With a raincoat and hygiene kit I ordered for her.
With a letter I sent her.
Ramya’s family with their Christmas gifts.
She’s definitely little Miss Personality!
I already posted the surprise video I got from Jenny, something I will always treasure! Now here are the photos of her receiving her backpack and a little intro from me. Jenny is my only child at the newest Manna 4 Lempira center, Quelacasque.
Based on her photos, this sweet 8 year old always seems on the shy side. I’d love to get to meet her and give her lots of hugs and encouragement in person. Jenny lives with her mom and 8 siblings, so I’m SO happy that she was able to receive new shoes and a backpack, even including a doll! Since this center opened well after the backpack submission date, I actually didn’t pack hers, but rather some generous sponsors donated everything for all of the children of Quelacasque!