Meet Bryan – Mr. Cheeks!

Look at those squeezy cheeks!
Look at those squeezy cheeks!

I’m ready to pack a bag full of toys and head to Bolivia! This pic is a little pixelated, but can you see the cheeks on little Bryan? Bryan would love to be your sponsored child. He lives in the plains of Chonchocoro, Bolivia. His parents are trying to raise this 4-year-old along with his 3 siblings, with the money his dad earns as a day laborer whenever he can get work. Bryan likes to play with cars and make art in Sunday school, but he could use a sponsor so that he can stay healthy and get an education.

Christmas is already heading this way. Maybe you have grandchildren or children, and you’d like to teach them how fun it is to give. Sponsor Bryan, and your children can write to him. Growing up with a friend in another country is an awesome way to learn about the world and to practice a language. Of course, the translators at Compassion International will translate your English for him, but I’m getting Spanish practice by writing our little Chrismeldy in the Dominican Republic.

Check out For 91 Days in Bolivia —an eBook and blog that is full of photos and lively stories that take you through moments in the Bolivian market, glorious historical landmarks, and wide open country skies. Bloggers Jürgen and Mike offer surprising travel tips that will be helpful if you take a Compassion group tour to meet Deysi or Bryan. Check it out while listening to Alex Campos and Jesús Adrián Romero aquí.

I’m participating in Compassion International’s “Release 3” project, praying that the children whose information I have on my desk today will connect with some of you. John Michael, Mathias, Deysi and Bryan need your friendship and $38 per month, to make it through childhood free of parasites and hunger, and into an adulthood that holds real promise instead of just dreams. Let me know which child you’d like to sponsor, and I’ll send you the information. Share this with your friends, too.

In case you wonder, I will never take your money or your credit info. I will send you to the Compassion site and provide you with sign-up information for these children. I get nothing but the joy of knowing that I helped a few more children by spreading the word.

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