This month we’d like to highlight one of our newer programs at the village. Recently at the girl’s house, the rooms changed a little to incorporate a new mentorship program. We now have older girls in each of the rooms to help the mommies. They help with the everyday chores such as cleaning, laundry, and homework, but they also lead devotions and pray with the younger girls. It has been a very special thing for me to be a part of, as I have the privilege of mentoring and helping the big girls to be role models and mentors for their little sisters. One of the things I love the most here in Honduras is watching our children love on their brothers and sisters. It is a proud moment to witness our children being the hands and feet of Christ. But I’m sure you’d like to hear what the girls have to say.
“Hi. My name is Suyapa and I am 16. I share responsibilities with Belkis and the younger girls in our room are Alejandra, Osiris, Lorena, Nayeli, Rosibel, Diana, and Nicol. I am enjoying getting to play dolls with the girls, read with them, and sharing funny stories with them. I am trying to show them other ways they can solve their problems besides fighting and appropriate ways to respond to adults. I am enjoying getting to be an example for them and we are all learning.”
“It’s me, Belkis. Hi. I’m 15 and help lead a room with Suyapa and we have Alejandra, Osiris, Lorena, Nayeli, Rosibel, Diana, and Nicol in our room. My favorite thing about helping with the younger girls is loving them and praying with them. I am learning to have patience with them and how I can better control my own anger. I think what I am doing is important because I am helping the girls to learn how to be better people.”
“Hey. I’m Elena. I am 15 years old and share a room with Marbella, Idalmis, Roselli, Deysi, Ester, and Juliana. My favorite thing about working with the little girls are doing devotions with them in the evenings and cleaning with them. I am learning to teach the things that I already know to the little girls. I am really enjoying spending time with the girls, praying with them and helping them when they need someone to go to.”
“Hi, I am Mayra. I am 16 and share a room with Geydi, Blanca, Marleny, Estefany and Martha. I am learning a lot more about how I can help to care for people. I think what I am doing is important because they are going to be great girls in the future and they will learn how to take care of others. It is also important for me because God is teaching me good things. I love what I am getting to do because I love all these little girls and they just bring so much joy to my life. They make me mad sometimes, but I love them.”