Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday's Featured Child

Yesterday, I was so excited about our 2 new babies that I wanted to let you all know about them right away. So, Friday's Featured Child is happening on Saturday! This Friday's Featured Child is Brian Jarni. Brian is 9-years-old and in the 3rd grade. Brian, along with his older brother and older sister, has lived at Casa Shalom for 5 years. His father couldn't afford to feed them, and there was no orphanage in the rural area where Brian is from, so the 3 were brought over 1o hours away to Casa Shalom. Because of this, Brian gets to see his father only once a year. Brian and his siblings are unique in that they come from an area that is populated mainly by indigenous Guatemalans - in addition to Spanish, the 3 kids all speak Q'eqchi', an indigenous language that predates Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Brian says that when he gets older, he wants to build houses. He loves to play soccer, marbles and to eat chicken. He likes homemade popsicles, too.
If you are interested in helping Casa Shalom provide Brian (or his older sister Maria and other brother Cesar, who both need sponsors) with good food, medical treatment, school supplies, clothes and shoes for $30/month, please contact us at
100% of monthly donations go directly helping kids like Brian be the happiest and healthiest they can be!

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