Monday, August 22, 2011

Maria Celeste

Introducing my sweet Maria Celeste!


I started sponsoring Maria Celeste 2 years ago when she was just 9 years old.  She lives at the Villa Esperanza (Village of Hope) with 23 other girls.  


The wonderful thing about sponsoring a girl from the Villa is when you go to Nicaragua on a mission you get to play with, hold and love them face to face!  Not just letters and a check sent monthly, but a human being to experience relationship, hugs, love and giggles with!




This is a family photo of Maria Celeste with her Aunt, Father and cousins.  Three of her cousins, Murel (in red), Brittany (kneeling) and Alondra (in black) also live at the Villa with her!  


Do we speak the same language...... no.  But it doesn't necessarily take words to play!










Alex has sponsored Alondra for 4 years now.  The first trip he took to Nicaragua he was just 18 and Alondra at 8 was just weeks out of the dump and starting a new life at the Villa.  








Four years later in May 2011


Alondra is the meaning behind his love for Nicaragua.

4 comments:

  1. Great idea to start a blog, Tracy! I already told someone else about this, he is a recent college grad. devoted to empowering women, and making a difference to those less fortunate.

    Good job!

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  2. For a number of years, I have been sponsoring a child in Indonesia through a charitable organization. But seeing your pictures does make me realize how true what you say is: "Not just letters and a check sent monthly, but a human being to experience relationship, hugs, love and giggles with!"

    Perhaps I need to do some rethinking after all these years. Your way of doing this brings both you and Maria Celeste both great joy.

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  3. Thanks Dee! Check out www.forwardedge.org they have children in Nicaragua and Mexico to sponsor:)

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  4. Dear Maria,
    I find your blog inspiring. It invokes in me a desire to help others in some way.

    Today I've awarded loving people with less the Versatile Blogger Award today. Please read my post to see your award! Peace.


    http://cominghometomyself.blogspot.com/2011/08/ta-dah-award.html

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