MEET THE BOYS
Henrry is now 22 years old and an university student majoring in law. Henrry loves to teach and has a certificate as high school teacher. He also loves to dance and teach others to express themselves through dancing. His dance team has won several awards and has participated in many cultural events throughout the country. Henrry has chosen not to be kept down by the burdens of his rough past. He loves God and loves the opportunity he has to study and express his unique personality that we all love.
Antonio lived with us for almost 4 years before his unexpected passing on September 16, 2018. He was a street kid who fought back against poverty and addiction and became a great young man. Through his time living with us, Antonio completed school to become a barber and he was about to finish his 3-year program to complete his education up to the sixth grade. Antonio loved to hang out with the younger boys, work with the summer groups, and cheer on his beloved Olympia soccer team. Antonio was loved by so many and the world is less bright without him.
Saul, along with his older brother Carlos, have been with us the longest. He is now 20 years old and starting his senior year of high school! He is getting so old so fast. Hard to imagine that he is the same goofy kid. Saul has serious intentions of becoming a dentist after high school. He loves to play soccer with the other boys and has taken a special place in our hearts looking after the younger boys. Saul has become a responsible and tender hearted young man!
Yovani, 21, is a tender hearted young man, and has learned over the years how to care for his younger brothers and make sure they have everything they need. He is very intelligent and quickly became the top honor roll student in his class. Yovani dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur in the coffee trade in Honduras, and aspires to graduate from high school and continue his education to obtain this goals. He plans to go to university to study Agricultural Engineering. Yovani's compassion for others is evident in his everyday life.
Marvin is the most hardworking young man you could imagine. He is very active and loves to help with any project going on outside. Marvin, now 19 years old, has a special gift and raw ability to serve with his hands. He translates this work ethic seamlessly into the classroom by being one of the top students in his class. His compassion for others shines. Marvin loves to play soccer and enjoys virtually all outdoor activities. His extensive knowledge for plants and wildlife is amazing. Any bug, plant, or reptile you have a question about, our Marv can help you.
Where to start with this guy. Mario, 17, is a very smart kid and loves to be challenged intellectually. Mario is constantly trying to improve himself and better his family. In addition to being such a smart kid he is the most affectionate kid you’ll come across. Mario loves music, movies and TV as much as any teenager. A commonly played game on any car ride is "name that song." He can name the song, artist and year it was released because you can try to guess. Mario's obsession with Minecraft stared his love to design and build. He plans to study architecture when he goes to university.
Francisco is very active and energetic, and always gives his best effort in everything he does. Even as a 15-year-old, he is always looking forward to the next assignment or project in school and loves to help out around the house. Francisco shows passion in everything he does and his energetic spirit makes him a great soccer player. He is also a great friend and his teacher is constantly letting us know how much of an asset he is inside and outside of the classroom for the school.
Jairo loves playing with his older and younger brothers. It seems like he is always playing. He is growing up so fast! Jairo is now 13 and he is still sweet as ever. He is a great student and his teacher always praises his hard work. Jairo is a very bright boy and is always anxious to learn new subjects and begin projects around the house as well as in the classroom. One of Jairo's most endearing qualities is how curious he is, always trying to see what his older brothers are working on and wanting to do whatever he can to help and be involved.
Miguel is the sweetest and most polite 8-year-old you will every have the pleasure of meeting. This kid loves to help out with whatever task around the house. Miguel is in the first grade in school and he is a great student. Miguel, like any other kid, loves to play. Whether it be wrestling on the trampoline or playing video games, this boy is always getting into something!
Our youngest of the seven brothers is Angel. Angel, age 7, has such a desire to learn. He is like a sponge! He picks up on any task, whether it be in school or at home quickly. His teachers love him and are always telling us how great he is in the classroom. Angel is going to give the kindergarten graduation speech. Angel is as goofy and playful as the rest of his brothers. With this kid you better be on your toes and ready to play.
Carlos, Kimmy & Noah
Carlos, his wife Kimmy, and their 18-month-old Noah are a huge part of our family. Carlos is Saul's older brother. Living with David since 2008, we have seen Carlos grow from a teenager to a man. He helps with all day-to-day operations around the house and transports the boys to school and soccer practice. We are so thankful to have Carlos and Kimmy in our lives.
David is originally from Melbourne, FL, but is celebrating his 11th year living in Honduras. A part from raising 10 boys, David volunteers with Torch Missions and Breaking Chains. In the craziness of summer, about 7-12 mission teams come to Honduras. David loves volunteering with the groups. From big stuff, like building houses, to smaller tasks like the behind the scenes work, he is always busy.