Kayla Johnson's Story
My name is Kayla Johnson. I live in Lubbock, Texas and I am 10 years old. I first learned about Malawi when my mom’s friend, Malinda, came back from her trip there. She showed me pictures from her trip. There was a picture of Malinda with some kids and one of them had a very raggedy and torn up shirt. I was like, “I want to help. What can I do to help?” Malinda told me about being a sponsor and showed me sponsor cards. It took me a LONG time to decide which kid I wanted to sponsor. I finally chose a girl named Monisi who was 12 and a boy named Evasi who was 4. I used my money from stock showing to pay for one of them. I got the money for the second kid by painting pictures and selling them.
This summer my mom went to Malawi. When she came back I decided to sponsor 2 little kids that my mom met in Patricia’s home. I got very attached to them because I got to see pictures and videos that she took when she was there. One girl, Esther, tried to eat my mom’s finger! It was very funny.
What I want to tell everybody is: Just because you are a kid, doesn’t mean you can’t make your mark on the world.
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