Current Child Count

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

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful US holiday it's always a little hard to accept that nothing changes in Bolivia on this day. Even so, I've faithfully observed it, even on years like this one when a lot was going on in the office and street because, well, it was a normal day in Bolivia.

I was grateful that things slowed enough around midday for me to be able to finish the salad and prepare corn casserole (my aunt's recipe)...which I NEARLY completely burnt-up by getting busy in the office and forgetting about it, gasp!

That evening, Casa de Amor volunteers were treated to this sight at Casa de Amor III...

Thanks to volunteer Katrina's hard work and hospitality!

A few of the little "Indians" (and proudly so, I might add) who welcomed us to their home for Thanksgiving Dinner:

6 year old JK

Little brother J, age 4

Indian Princess C, age 3

And twins K & A, 1 1/2 years old!

Handmade place settings....

Everyone prepared several dishes to share of Thanksgiving favorites...

(substituting turkey for chicken, as turkey is at least twice as expensive here as in the US)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

Apple cobbler & ice cream for dessert, yum!

Our amazing hostess....Katrina!! Currently substitute mother to five little ones (plus a hyperactive dog), keeping the Mitchell's house running while they are visiting Texas, and the brains behind this year's Bolivia Thanksgiving!

Thank you, Katrina! :)

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7

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