Q&A with Kids

Ada is a delightful 9-year-old who lives at our Esperanza Viva-Puebla campus with her sister Alejandra. Her coy smile, quick wit and joy for life are not a disguise to cover her past, but proof of a life in transformation. We sat down with Ada to learn more…

What do you do in your free time?

ADA: More than anything, I love reading. I can do that very well.

What’s your favorite school subject?

ADA: My favorite subject in school is English. When I grow up, I want to be a pastor or a missionary. (Why?) Because I really like spending time with God.

What were things like before you came to Esperanza Viva?

ADA: We couldn’t go to school and sometimes we didn’t eat because we didn’t have any money. My sister Itzel was almost an adult, and she met a man that offered to pay in exchange for dating and marrying my sister, so sometimes we had food and money because of him.

How has God been a part of your life at Esperanza Viva?

ADA: The other day in school, Rafa (one of my teachers) helped me realize something. We had plants that we were growing and he told us that we had to put a popsicle stick alongside of it to help it grow straight. And I got to thinking, how sometimes God has to direct us and do things that are uncomfortable for us so He can guide us. God is like that popsicle stick helping me grow straight.

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