adventures ministering to and living with babies in bolivia
Current Child Count
HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Squirrel in a tree
Yesterday morning during a staff seminar at the Baby Home, my family pitched in with the babies. Here is my Dad multi-tasking, coordinating the day's dentist appointments with HDA III. He held me and my sisters like this. =)
Apart from being a comfortable way to hold babies (at least in my thinking, although I get odd looks fron the locals), it's about the ONLY way to keep Twin G happy when she has her gas/colic/digestion problems. I soon had her out to the dr and running errands for 4 hours, and Emma was obliged to hold her for me, tummy down, much of the time. (This method was always referred to as "Russian style" in my family. Now is it "Bolivian style"...?)
~ The financial situation for Casa de Amor is uncertain at the moment. Funding seems to have slowed, so please pray for financial wisdom for all of us and for donations to generously come.
~ Please pray for the newly functioning local board of directors. They have some big decisions to be making and are seeking God's wisdom.
~ Thank you for praying for a new social worker! A very experienced one began work with us on February 2.
~ Please pray for good progress to be made in the social cases of all of our children so that their papers can be processed for a return to family members OR adoption. Several cases are in the works now!
CDA Child Sponsorship
Click HERE to find out more about sponsoring one of these beautiful children!
Due to the nature of our work, Hogar de Amor has a policy of not posting kids pictures AND names together on the internet or public places. How I wish I could, but I could easily have people from Belgium to Canada and everywhere in between writing and asking "How can I adopt [fill in the blank]?" (You can't! Yet! They're mine.) Or many other scenarios which are not good for the kids/homes, so sorry about that...
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Faith Quilt is a special collection of blog posts on faith. Buy one today and support Casa de Amor!
"Attempt something so impossible that unless God is in it, it is doomed to failure."
"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." Mother Teresa
“What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do." John Ruskin
"I am only one,
but I AM ONE.
And I cannot do everything,
but I can do SOMETHING.
And what I can do I WILL DO.
And what I will do, I MUST DO,
For I AM ONE." Helen Keller
Small amounts go far in Bolivia! To donate to our children, make checks payable to "GOAL" (Global Orphan Assistance League) and mail to GOAL/Casa de Amor at P.O. Box 357, Collierville, TN, 38027. All donations are tax deductible in the US. Thank you!!
A lot of kiddos!!
Casa de Amor I, II, III, August 2008 Park Outing
"And Jesus took the children in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them." Mark 10:16