15 LOVE IS MOVING | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016
and because of the [loving] volunteers.
It was just really humbling, and a really
life-changing experience to see their love
for Jesus and the way they serve Him in
everything they do.”
Cassidy was encouraged to see Compassion
staff serve as role models in Edwin
Alexander’s life, especially since both his
parents are not in his life.
“He was there with his aunt and the
correspondence director, Nehemías, from
his [Compassion] centre. Because he was an
older male, to see the role that Nehemías
was playing in Edwin’s life was really
Back home, the
girls say that the
really stuck with
“It really changed
on my life here
in Canada and
helped to involve
me in my faith,”
The girls were
by their own
they shared about
“It’s been nice to share with others and see
how others have an interest in Compassion
and learning about poverty,” says Cassidy.
Cassidy works at a daycare and gathered
supplies to bring with her to Guatemala
with her daycare kids. It was a great
opportunity for even young toddlers to
connect with her experience in Guatemala.
“They still talk to me about it,” she laughs,
saying that they talk about wanting to go to
Guatemala with her and play with the kids.
Cassidy encourages other young people who
want to do something in the fight against
poverty: Cassidy says, “Don’t see these big
things that you can’t do, start small. When
I first decided to sponsor Edwin, I didn’t
think that I would meet him, but you just
start off small and see where it goes.”
“There are tremendous hurdles in this life,”
says Kennedy, “but just start small, and
every little step is moving forward and
moving in a positive direction. If there are
many of us with a similar mindset, then
it’ll help us move forward and the problems
won’t look so large.”
How will Alyssa be celebrating Christmas?
With her family, celebrating the gift of Jesus and
remembering to share with those in need in her our
local and global community.