It seems as though Maryellen just arrived, but we know the Girl of the Year 2016 Lea Clark is waiting in the wings. The books listed on Amazon indicate that Lea travels to Brazil (see our post Brazil, Here We Come). We count a Brazilian girl (human, not doll!) as part of our family, and we hope you can get to know her in the coming year, too.
Fact: Ola’ means “Hi” in Portuguese, the language spoken in Brazil.
We sponsor a Brazilian child through Compassion International. When you hear Brazil do you think of resorts and fabulous beaches? That is a small part of Brazil, but not the whole story. Our Brazilian girl is 7 years old and lives in the Northeast part of Brazil, far from the tourist areas. In the Northeast part of Brazil, housing is commonly a tile roof/mud wall structure with no running…
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