|Seeing Jhonny for the first time.|
I wrote about it and the story just went live on the Knoxville News Sentinel's homepage. YAY! (It'll be in tomorrow's paper, in the Faith and Family section.)
Here's an excerpt:
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — I imagined he would be this quiet and reserved teenager. I'd conjured that idea in my head, thanks to a decade of looking at his straight-faced photographs. But the 19-year-old who sprinted toward me earlier this month and threw his arms around my neck quickly dispelled that notion.
For my 30th birthday, I got to meet Jhonny*, the child I've sponsored through Compassion International, a child advocacy ministry, for the last 11 years. He was all smiles and questions and laughter — a flaming extrovert much like me.
Read the full story here.
|Jhonny's mom, Albertina, me and Johnny.|
For more Bolivia pictures, click here.