A chick called “Pooh Bear”
Writtten by: Laura Claus

I met William as a global intern in Guatemala for One More Child in the summer of 2011. He was just 2 years old, but already had his own personality forming. William was in what they called the pollos – the Spanish word for “chicks” – the group of children at the Malnutrition Center who were 2-3 years old. I was assigned to help oversee this group, and I spent time with him for six weeks where he often made me laugh.

During my last day as an intern at the center, the children were given new shoes. I remember helping William switch from his old, worn out pair of shoes with stains and relying on God to provide, just as He provided new shoes for William.

Fast forward from the summer of 2011 to the fall of 2017. Whose name do I see come up on the sponsorship list? William! I was so excited to read about his family’s background, to see how well he was doing thanks to God’s provision, and to meet his mother.

What a joy it was to see this small boy I loved growing and thriving.

God is teaching me about joy and faith, and reminding me to pray with thankfulness!

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