Rafa’s family: A family we love like our own

Originally posted December 7, 2015

By Courtney Sullivan

Rafa has been a wonderful driver for our mission groups for the past several years. And over those years, we have grown to know and love not only him, but his sweet family as well.

Rafa’s wife’s name is Any and together they raise two children, Jared and Matthew. Jared is a rambunctious boy who has just begun school and loves interacting with our U.S. groups. Matthew is as cute as can be, and we love to pass him around and hug his neck. Any has a beautiful smile and even more beautiful spirit. She also has Lupus which she works hard on a daily basis to manage. Her health costs and being in and out of worked leave the family pretty strapped financially at times as they try to provide for two boys. Rafa works hard throughout the year; however, there are seasons when tourism is low and he doesn’t have as much work.

Rafa, Any, Jared and Matthew have become like family to us. We love it when mission groups include them on excursions because it gives us a chance to see the way they interact as a family and the love and pure joy they share with one another. We would love to help this deserving family have a wonderful Christmas this year. Rafa will be the only member of the family attending the actual trip with us, but we would like to sponsor the whole family in order to give them some extra cash to celebrate the holidays.

Would you consider a $125 donation to sponsor this family who means so much to us?