Elena is 11 years old and has always felt dissatisfied with her body. Her classmates at school say mean things about her and she believes what they say. She participates in Project JOEL through LHM-Guatemala at her school and one of the recent themes was "Improving Self Esteem." After participating in the Project JOEL activities, Elena now feels like she has value and knows that she is important to her family, friends, and especially to God. Moving forward, she is going to love herself and not believe everything others say about her self-image.