This morning, rather than go to school, Sheny and I went to San Cristobal de Alto. Before we left, el Arco de Santa Catalina and Agua were looking pretty good-
Fuego is on the left and Acatenango on the right-
The view of the valley and Antigua is superb and we were lucky to have such a cloud free morning-
Axel and I played a game called mancala. It's a bit like parcheesi-
Axel was already a frequent visitor to Familia de Esperanza. He comes there to read in the library and his mother has taken parenting classes. Axel wants to study palaeontology when he grows up.
As we were saying our goodbyes, I pointed to the walkway-
and told him next time I come to Guatemala, I want to see his name on a brick. (Students who graduate from Grade 12 get a brick). He gave me a big smile.
I hope my small contribution to Axel and his family will give them opportunities to have an easier and better life. They were both absolutely thrilled to become sponsored so I hope things work out.