Rodolfo is a 9 year old boy living with his mother and siblings. He’s a shy and quiet young child. But recently he has begun to make a little music here and there.
First, you must know his story:
When Rodolfo was about 6 years old, some cartel members showed up at a family member’s birthday party to kill someone. Rodolfo’s father was tragically shot and killed in the crossfire.
His mother, despite poor and desperate physical and emotional circumstances, has continued to scrape by in order to provide for her children. With only a small pension per month, she had to work much harder than many to not only keep her children in school, but just to keep them alive.
Luckily, someone told us of Rodolfo’s family’s story and he has been sponsored for some time now!
This past summer, Rodolfo and the other children of Project Hope Worldwide were given the opportunity to go to some special classes at a university in Juárez, and Rodolfo took a specific liking to his music class:
Hello My Dear Sponsors,
I am very well and my family is too. On Mondays and Wednesdays, we go to music class, and at the moment I am learning to play the violin along with my siblings.
Every Saturday, I go to UACJ and take three classes there. One is singing practice; another is violin practice; and the one that follows those two is literature class, and all three go well for me.
This Saturday, they are going to be giving me a certificate for my performance in the first level of singing class as I had been doing quite well in those days.
On Sundays, I go to church where I very much like to hear the word of God. There as well we get to sing which I like to do.
Thank you for all of the help that you have given me.
After receiving this letter from Rodolfo, his sponsors decided they were going to invest in him above-and-beyond and show their love through a very special gift: his very own violin!
Rodolfo had no idea what was in the box before he opened it, and if only you could have seen the light in his eyes when he figured it out!
This is the type of relationship you have the opportunity for when you sponsor a child. It’s a simple gesture. But when you love and care about someone, these are the things you want to do for them. You want to engage their interests and give them what they need to succeed at what they love.
Rodolfo is continuing to practice his playing and singing more and more each day. We are so thankful for him and his sponsors, and we can’t wait to see where he takes himself with his newfound talents!