Melvin: A boy of few words

Originally posted November 21, 2013

By John Carson


One thing I like to do when I’m around the building is play with Melvin when I can. As shy as he is, that sometimes proves hard to do. I sometimes come up to him and say “talk to me,” or I ask him a question that he has to answer with words rather than by nodding or shaking his head. His reaction of shock is funny to see. He’s not exactly a big talker.

Melvin will start his second year in bilingual school in February, moving up from pre-K to Kindergarten. We can’t wait to see how many more English words he will learn but still refuse to say to us!

It’s hard for me not to think of Jesus’ words, “let the little children come to me” when I see Melvin. He has such a joy in his heart when he is playing, and he loves doing the activities in church. He is such a sweet, shy boy.

I’m excited to see Melvin grow up and turn into a wonderful man and a great father like his dad, Eugenio. If history proves true, he will be a strong, silent type like his father. And that is not a bad thing.

Please consider sponsoring Melvin’s Christmas experience this year. He adores splashing in the waves of Amapala, and we hope you’ll make that possible again this Christmas!