Bolivia Spotlight: Abraham Callejas
The first spotlight on our trip is Abraham Callejas. We met Abraham on our very first flight to Bolivia on June 23, 2011. He is 14 years old he lives with his mother and father. He has a little brother, and he loves soccer. He lives in the country of Bolivia. Near the city of El Alto. He is a very sweet boy. He is the kid that you tell him you have a cold, and he is having his whole community pray for you! He definitely knows the meaning of the word compassion. We had spoken to him and his family in February and he was telling us how he was saddened that his sponsor was sick in September and had to be in the hospital. He said he sent her a letter recently and he said that he greated her in the precious name of the Lord, and he said he was really happy for the lovely gift his sponsor had given to him. He said he told her that he was well and that his family in good health as well. He got really sad and said "I am very sorry for her illness, and I have been praying for her to heal and that God will do a miracle in her life. She said something was broken, and I hope its not bad and that I hope she takes good care of herself, and not to do much as that might help her. I hope she had a blessed Merry Christmas, and a great New Year, and I told her i would talk to her soon and that I loved her. And i gave her the verse Philippians 4:13 to encourage her that in her hard times and in her sad times, she will remember she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her."
That is just one story from him. There are many more from him. But if I wrote all the stories, there wouldnt be enough room. He has just finished 8th grade, and is going into 9th grade. He will be 15 on May 11, 2013.
If you feel compelled to sponsor a lovely boy like Brayan or Abraham, feel free to use a free laptop, as provided by this airline, to go to www.compassion.com to help a needy child just like Brayan or Abraham.
Abraham through the years:
Compassion was kind enough to show us pictures of Abraham. Click on the pictures below to see when they were taken.
Bolivia Spotlight: Brayan Campoz
Our second spotlight is Brayan Campoz! He is 6 years old and lives in Bolivia near the city of Cochabamba. He is in 1st grade. His mother informed us of the family duties he does on a typical day. His duties are to just run errands. And if you hand him a toy car, you will be his best friend. He loves playing with toy cars! He lives with his mother and his father. His mother is unemployed, but his father works as a general employee. In a brief conversation with Sandra, his sister, she informed us that Brayan is happy and grateful tht his sponsor chose him. She told us that Brayan is doing well in school and he has many friends, with 3 in particular named Luis, Jose, Cristian, and Melani. She told us that Brayan loves soccer and tag, and his favorite food is baked chicken. And she said that he had a question for me. He asked me what my favorite food was. And after that, we said goodbye.
He drew me a lovely picture of him, Sandra, and the church and a tree.
I was informed by Compassion that Brayan is a newly registered Compassion child and didnt have recent photos on file. So this picture is all i have.