Sponsorship Teaches Stiven About Love, Peace, and Respect

03/27/14

Life is hard for boys like Stiven in the impoverished village of Pueblo Nuevo, Dominican Republic. In this part of the world, boys learn at an early age to be scrappy, act tough, and do whatever is necessary to survive. Stiven’s future did not look much better than his father’s, who works as a chiripero—someone who does odd jobs no one wants, including work as a freelance security guard protecting properties with only a machete. 

 
Stiven’s future looks very different now, thanks to sponsors like you
                                          Stiven’s future looks bright now, thanks to sponsors like you.
 
Stiven’s parents wanted a better life for him and his siblings, but they couldn’t afford to send him to school. Without an education, Stiven was trapped in a ruthless cycle of poverty—that is until the day he entered the Children of the Nations (COTN) child sponsorship program.
 
Thanks to sponsors like you, Stiven is now able to attend school, and is in the sixth grade. His favorite subject is math, and like so many boys, he dreams about becoming a professional baseball player. In his free time, he helps his mother do housework. 
 
A good education will help make Stiven’s dreams come true
A good education will help make Stiven’s dreams come true, even if he doesn’t become a professional baseball player!
 
When you ask Stiven how his life has changed since being sponsored, he will tell you about everything he’s learned. Being a sponsored child has taught Stiven about love, peace, and respect—things he would not learn on the streets of his community. He really enjoys his Bible lessons at school, where he learned that it’s important to obey God.
 
Stiven says he feels very loved at school. Although his family loves him, life at home is lonely with both parents working so hard to survive. Stiven has come to love the COTN staff, and prays often that God will watch over them.
 
Because of the love of sponsors like you, the COTN staff in the Dominican Republ
Because of the love of sponsors like you, the COTN staff in the Dominican Republic is able to physically and spiritually care for children like Stiven.
 
Stiven is learning a new way to live—one that is very different from what his harsh community teaches. Thanks to sponsors like you, Stiven has the opportunity to grow up and change lives with God’s love!
 
You can help a child like Stiven right where you are! Share the love and sponsor a child today!