Wendy Gutierrez lives in Macas, Ecuador, where her husband, Robin, administers Emmanuel Christian School, an ER partner. Here Wendy (pictured with Robin and their daughter, Bethany) shares the story of Joselyn, a kindergartener at ECS who has “adopted” her American benefactor.
Joselyn is in her third year at Emmanuel Christian School. She attended two years of preschool with us, but it appeared she would not be able to continue to Kindergarten due to financial hardship in her family. Then a donor stepped in to cover the monthly cost of her school fees.
We are so happy to be able to offer Joselyn a quality education in a safe environment. Sometimes life is uncertain here in Ecuador, but what a blessing that people like you help kids like Joselyn.
Recently Joselyn and her parents sent heartfelt letters to their donor. Joselyn, 5, wrote, “I want to thank you for giving me the gift of happiness to be able to study in my beautiful school … I love you a lot. … Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
In their letter, her parents, Juan and Maria, described the donor as an “angel” and added, “You cannot imagine the happiness we felt when I was told my daughter had an angel so that she could keep studying. … Joselyn sees you as part of our family. This year she has been working harder and now she gets up early and is the first to arrive to school. Thank you for your noble heart. I hope that in this world there exists more good people like you.”
Indeed there does – many of whom are faithful supporters of ER and its many partners.
Emmanuel Christian School is currently working toward construction of a new campus in order to serve more children like Joselyn. If you would like more information please visit www.emanuel.edu.ec/building.