Today was Christmas cookie baking day at my house.
I started with M & M Cookies.
Then moved on to Peanut Blossoms.
And then for the big finish and my favorite, Fudge.
As I was baking I started thinking about my Compassion Sponsor child ‘Ericka’. This past September I had the opportunity to visit Ericka in El Salvador.
One of the things Ericka shared with me me during our visit is that she wants to be a Chef when she grows up.
The very next day after visiting Ericka we visited a Compassion project in San Salvador that had a baking class.
In the baking class the children were learning how to cook, and that day they were making garlic bread loaves. We were all able to sample them and they were delicious!
The kids really seemed to enjoy the class and shared with us what they were learning and they told us they wanted to be chefs when they grew up.
By being in Compassion’s sponsorship program they were able to be a part of this class and they were learning a very valuable skill that would not only help them at home to safely prepare meals, but also would help them in the future as a job skill they would be able to use for creating and selling food in the market.
This was something I didn’t realize was available to the children and when I saw this I realized that what Ericka had said the day before about wanting to be a chef someday was actually a possibility and it was something she could learn right in her Compassion project!
How exciting is that?!!
As you have just read, learning to cook can be very valuable gift for a child in poverty.
She is one of the kids I met in the baking class in El Salvador, just look at that smile. She was one very joyful little girl 🙂
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!
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