Saturday, June 19, 2010

This summer I have gotten the opportunity to love on the little boys at one of the Childrens' Homes - Casa Hogar Douglas. Our staff has been helping out as they look for a new caregiver. I have been able to be there at bath time and then bedtime. How precious to give them hugs and love on them for that time. With 14 in one room it can get pretty chaotic! Also, I was able to use the talents God has given me to paint on the walls some promises of God. It was so special to me when they got home from school and were reading them and asking about them.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Outreach

This week a group went to Casa Hogar Manatial de Amor and did an outreach with them. This is so neat to me because we are taking these orphan children and taking them out to share the love of Jesus with others. We walked into their neighborhood and brought lunches, clothing, and toys. The kids and the American group first invited people to come and then they played soccer for a while. After that we shared about God and then handed out the things. I loved it! My favorite part of the day was when I was folding tracts and a woman asked if she could help. So we sat together and talked about God. She knew a lot and seemed to have a relationship with him. We came from different worlds but we are the same inside. She even invited me to her house for dinner one day. I don't know if I'll ever see her again but I was blessed by Natalia.
Other new friends..

One of the girls from Manatial

watching the soccer game

clothes ready to be handed out

SMCA graduation 2010

May 27 was our last day of school and this year we celebrated in a new way. We had a program for the parents and then were at a place like Chuck E. Cheese but bigger. The kids could play and have fun and celebrate. I loved being on the bumper cars with my class and just laughing with them. It was a great year with them!