Current Child Count

  • HOGAR DE AMOR I: 11 babies
  • HOGAR DE AMOR II: 6 boys
  • HOGAR DE AMOR III: 8 girls

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

visitors from across the pond...

Yesterday we had a LOVELY afternoon at CDA II with our Danish visitors. Every year this Bible school in Denmark sends out three teams (to Africa, Australia, South America) to share the gospel with youth by way of skits, songs, and dance. Casa de Amor has been privileged to receive them two years in a row now.

I think ours is probably the "youngest" group they ever share with (several team members: "they are all, so.....little!!" Um, yes, I've noticed.)

But you know what? Even the 6 and 8 month old babies had their eyes glued to them for most or all of the program! We were so impressed. Also that they put on red noses or dressed up as clowns for some of the skits (Elizabeth: I was completely unaware of this plan previously!!) and out of 40+ children, no one had a meltdown!! We were stunned! Hip, hip, hooray for the progress made in that area!

Some pictures from the afternoon:

There were about 27 visitors and 39 babies/children, so everyone got ample attention

L. couldn't quite enter the festivities as usual, due to his broken arm...

All gathered and ready to watch

This was a neat skit that the older kids could really understand and learn from ("meta" is Spanish for goal)

It was hard to get a good picture of the kids and team together, since I had 1-3 babies in my lap/arms the whole time. =)

The 19 students dancing and singing

The team leaders - one Danish, one Bolivian - presenting team pictures to each of our homes (Boy Twin E is helping)

Two of the girls enjoying their little "picnic" after the presentation

Like I said recently, it's so nice when people take such an interest in our children, to bless them in many different ways...and consequently, bless the hard working staff/volunteers and give them (okay, us) a moment to step back and just enjoy the kids through the eyes of others!


Gallo Pinto2 said...

how fun!!! Was that huge yard CDA II? If so that is amazing/wonderful!!!

random question: those trees that look like "pineapples" do you know what they are actually called? Please tell me I'm not the first person to call them pineapple trees...


Joyful Mom said...

That looks like it was such a blessing, for you, and for the kids. Loved seeing all the pics of the sweet little faces.

Elizabeth said...

When I saw the word "clown", I saw my life flash before my eyes, and I found myself in a state of increased awareness and fear. But I have now calmed down. I am so pleased they have become brave!

Denise - Rudy pulled off a bit off one of those trees and presented it to me, telling me it was a pineapple. So you're in good company - you're not the only one to think they're pineapples!

Gallo Pinto2 said...

Oh my, Elizabeth, that is HILARIOUS! Mostly because I can totally see Rudy doing/saying something like that! I love that little guy SO much and obviously I'm SUPER happy he has a mommy and daddy now - but it is going to be weird to be at the Baby Home this summer and him not be there!