Thanks to some amazing ROH sponsors, Cesia did finish high school in 2012 and now has 2 years of college under her belt. Her career path will require 3 more years of university study.
After college, she wants to continue to ‘support her church in loving and finding lost sheep’ and be able to help her extended family materially and spiritually.
Her brother, Melchor, is a medical school scholarship recipient and her little sister, Cindy, studies at the ROH school, Instituto Vida Abundante.
Deborah is currently 2 years into her college studies to be a Preschool Teacher… a perfect job for her patient heart.
She also has 3 more years to finish her studies. Her desire after graduation is to teach and help those with great need. Her little sister, Hasmina, studies at the ROH school, Instituto Vida Abundante.
Chester is also 2 years into his studies to be an Information Technology professional. Last January, he helped us with our initial technology class for new students coming to Instituto Vida Abundante.
When he finishes, he wants to find a good job so that he can help the church. Chester is a very quiet guy with great insight into people.
Bendiman is eager to be a pharmacist and return to La Mosquitia where his career is desperately needed. With his 2 cousins, Bendiman dreams of creating a private hospital for the poor with excellent patient care here in La Mosquitia.
He also wants to continue to lead the youth in his church.
MELCHOR AND BRIAN
It is a very rare thing for a Miskito child to even imagine themselves capable of ever attending medical school. Only a small percentage of children ever go further than 6th grade in this very remote, very poor area.
The doctors here are all from the interior of Honduras or from Cuba. Thanks to amazing donors to Reach Out Honduras, both Brian and Melchor have completed their third year of this HUGE blessing.
More information coming soon!
THE ALESTERO FAMILY
To give you a picture of how Marina lived … as she walked to and from town, she would stop and talk to people about her faith. Often, she would be walking along and spontaneously break out in praise songs and others would join in. She taught all of the children in her home how to sing songs to the Lord, memorize Scripture and pray. All of Puerto Lempira remembers Marina Alastero. One life changing many lives.
Shortly thereafter, Marina found out she had uterine cancer. As she was dying, Marina encouraged her remaining sisters (5) to take all the children in, continue to encourage them in Christ and plant in all of them the seeds of education. Marina’s children then became orphans themselves.
Maritza and Leonora are two of Marina’s remaining sisters. They have made Marina’s vision a reality. They are raising 23+ children along with some help from the other 2 sisters and 2 brothers still living. Their living situation is very humble, even by Honduras standards. They have a small wooden house and a small concrete house for almost all of the family.
The Alastero family is a talented group of children and aunts.
Additionally, each of the Alastero children has a special dream for their life.
Tinki pali (Miskito for ‘thank you’) for reading about this incredible family.