Q&A With Kids: Erika
Erika is a natural leader, outgoing and extremely compassionate. She arrived at Esperanza Viva-Matamoros when she was just 9 years old. Erika has grown in immeasurable ways and shares her heart and goals with us…
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Erika America Castañeda. I am 17 years old and I would describe myself as responsible, serious and dedicated.
Of all the things that you have learned, what do you think will be most useful when you are older?
I think that there are three things that stand out the most:
- I have learned to follow God.
- The good family values that I have been taught.
- The formal education I’ve received.
What do you think is the most difficult part of being a kid?
The hardest thing about being a kid is to stop throwing tantrums and learn to obey and understand various aspects of life.
What would you like to do when you graduate from high school?
I want to be a Physical Therapist. I am convinced that I can accomplish this, because I feel and believe that this is part of my purpose on this earth. I will accomplish this by trusting completely in God and working hard in school.
Is there anything else you wish to share?
The best gift that I have received is to be a part of the Living Hope family. It is a special place to me because I have received help for so many areas of my life and that is not something that many people are willing to do.