Visit with Osduel

Trip Start Jun 10, 2012
Trip End Aug 17, 2013

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Flag of Guatemala  , Chimaltenango,
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

For 10 years, we have been sponsoring a boy named Osduel (since he was two). He lives in the town of Tecpan, Guatemala, and since we were in Guatemala we got to go meet him! Tecpan was only an hour away from Antigua. It was really exiting. Osduel has 2 brothers and 1 little sister. We saw the Children International center in Guatemala. It is an amazing charity. We got to see for ourselves what they do for the kids. They actually had dentists and doctors available for the kids. We also went into Osduels' home, and he has pictures of us framed on the walls. Pictures that we sent him 10 years ago. His house was just one room, with two beds for the whole family. Then there was another room for the kitchen that had a place to make a fire but there was no table, fridge, cupboards, or stored food. We went to Mayan ruins called Iximiche with them. After that, we took them shopping and my Mom bought them all new clothes and soccer balls and stuff. It my mom's way of personally donating money to the family. They live in such a poor area that I think they each only had one or two outfits. Later, we went to lunch with them before saying goodbye. I absolutely loved meeting the family. They were all so sweet. Osduel's mom said he prays for us every night. And to finally meet Osduel after sponsoring him for almost his whole life! I will never forget it.
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