Beyond blessed to have the opportunity to sponsor this little guy! God pulled on my heart when I traveled to Guatemala about a month ago. As I was turning through pages of the sponsorship book, I didn't expect to be pulled towards sponsoring a child at this time in my life, but God moved while I was mindlessly looking through this book. While Looking through and reading about all of these children I saw this little guy giving a grin that I couldn't resist. Little did I know that I would be one of the only men figures in his life. Melkin doesn't have a father in his home (which was not on the sheet of paper that I saw in the sponsorship book).I didn't find this out until hours ago when I had received his packet information, I was heartbroken. I couldn't imagine growing up without a father, a man who loved me unconditionally, who taught me how to ride a bike, use a screw gun, be courageous and a man who set an example for me of what it means to be a man of God. God knew what he was doing when this little guy showed up in front of me, He knew that it was time for me to be challenged and changed. God is going to be challenging me with what it means to be a true example of a Godly man and how to properly display who he is to a boy like Melkin. I'm not perfect nor will I ever be, but my hope is that I can show this boy that there is a man who is perfect and will never leave him no matter what. I want him to know that this father loves him SO much that he would send his own son just to save him. Jesus loves you Melkin Antonio. You are loved by God and although you may never see these words that I am writing right now, I just want you to know that I love you and I am so excited to see the man of God you grow up to be!