Mine for a Moment (Prithiviraj)

I want to introduce you to a young man who was put in my life and in my heart for a short time. This young man was assigned to me as a correspondent in March, only to have his financial sponsor drop him and lose him in April. However, because I still pray for him and because he is so precious, I want to share him with you.

This is Prithiviraj

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Prithiviraj is a 13 year old young man from India. He lives in a community that has been overtaken by alcoholism. Neglect and abuse run rampant in the small village. He lives with his mother and father who are both employed as casual laborers. Unfortunately, I do not know much else about him. But, he will always hold a piece of my heart because I firmly believe God places each of these kiddos into my care for a purpose. I hope my two short months of letters, photos, and goodies helped to encourage and affirm him. And I pray that he will be loved and cherished by everyone God has ordained to love him.

What a smile! (Celina)

I know I’m terribly far behind in my blog, but I am working on catching up. Please bear with me. I’m new to this and haven’t kept up with it like I would have liked to.

The next correspondence kiddo I was assigned was Celina. Look at this smile!

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Do you see that in her eyes? That is HOPE for sure! My heart melted when I got her picture. Such a precious kiddo! Celina is a 13 year old girl from near Mombasa, Kenya. She likes to sing and recite poems. She has many chores including washing clothes, cleaning, and helping in the kitchen. She lives with her mother and her father is no longer alive. Her mother is sometimes employed as a casual laborer making approximately 30 US dollars a month. Their community needs improved sanitation, AIDS prevention, and employment opportunities.

Her smile already encourages me and I cannot wait to get to know this precious one!