AOCThe child we support financially each month is a little girl called Blanca Estela Tzoy Tecum. She was born on 23 January 2005, and she is now 9 years old.  Her race is Indian and she has two brothers and two sisters.  Blanca Estela’s father earns a living as a farmer while her mother mostly stays home and cares for their children.  Blanca Estela walks about 60 minutes with her brother on Tuesdays and Fridays to eat the lunches and attend the Bible Classes at the Chixocol (pronounced ‘Shee-sho-kol’) Program.  We recently received a letter from the Adopt a child office to let us know that Blanca has accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour.


Blanca lives high in the mountains – home to most of the Mayan Indians, the indigenous race of Guatemala.  In fact only 25% of the national population now live in the mountains as survival is so hard.  The children in the mountains live in very rough conditions, extremely isolated from the outside world, though there is now some water and electricity being supplied to homes nearer the road for the few who have enough spare crops to afford it.  The people basically live from the land, which explains in part their malnutrition and dietary deficiencies.

Life is hard for the children – 10% of the children visited by evangelistic teams have an alcoholic parent; 5% have been deserted by father, mother or both; and 23% of the fathers go to the coast for four to six months each year to work in the sugar cane fields and coffee plantations,

Thank you for your part in ‘Changing the World … One Child at a Time’