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Hi, I hope you are well along with your family and loved ones. I hope you will come to Nicaragua. 

I would like to tell you that my favorite subject is English and my favorite sports are soccer and baseball.  In Holy Week they play a lot of sports that I like a little bit.

My parents are very grateful for your help, because they are very poor. I wish to better myself and I think I am doing better in my classes. My father is a laborer and my mother is a housewife.  My brothers and I help her at home.

What I would like most is to be an English teacher or a doctor.  I am very grateful to you.  Thank you very much. Goodbye.  I love you very much.  My mother and father also thank you.

What this is all about:

Abel lives in Villa Catalina, the village we visit on our mission trips to Nicaragua, which is close to the city of Chinandega. A "free" education in Nicaragua goes to the equivalent of the 5th or 6th grade, and after that the student must pay. 

It costs only about $25 month for an advanced education, but in a country where the average income is about $1 day, it is simply impossible for most parents to send their children. (Many children don't even get to attend the free classes because they have to work to help support their families).  

So for little Abel to go to school and learn English and dream of being a doctor is a big deal for him and his family, indeed.  (in addition to his tuition, I  also pay the cost of him taking the bus to school and for his school books and supplies).

In almost every letter he tells me his parents are grateful, and that his mother wants me to come to their home so she can meet the angel who is looking over his son. I intend to go straight to his house and give her a big hug when we go there.   

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