One of the real blessings of being a child sponsor, is to see your sponsored child grow and mature. Take our sponsored child, Obenky, as an example. The first picture of Obenky was taken shortly before we sponsored him in 2009, when he was six years old. The second picture was taken nine years later, when Obenky is now a fine young man. Each year we receive a photo and a report on how Obenky is doing. It is so rewarding to see him grow and mature, knowing we are making a difference in his life and in the life of his entire family.