This week I was chatting with a longtime supporter of Casa de Amor. Her husband had recently stopped sending their monthly child sponsorship donation and she had some questions. I realized that their questions could possibly be the same with many of our supporters, so I’ll address them here.
She asked if the homes were doing alright. I shared that we’re having difficulties with certain “Bolivia” issues.
I could have also added corruption in the court system…
an environment that does not favor non-profits…
laws that are not practical for those caring for children around the clock.
She asked if I trust our administrative staff at Casa de Amor Bolivia.
Let me just say YES!
I’m sorry that I haven’t been more proactive in sharing that publically. I assumed that people would know I couldn’t leave and move to the US without a trustworthy, capable staff on the ground. Now I see that was a mistake.
First of all, it’s so awesome to have passed the work to nationals!!! This is a great goal of us in missions.
Secondly, I know my staff VERY well. We worked alongside each other for years and years. We bonded and I KNOW they caught the vision for Casa de Amor because I’ve seen it played out in their decisions again and again!
Right now, I long to be with them there, looking them in the eyes and saying I’m sorry for how hard things have been, and assure them that they are doing a great job looking at the challenges from every angle.
We have not been able to replace the English communicator role, which greatly pains me, but Rosa stepped right into the role as director and is doing a great job. She wears many hats with grace!
Even though I’m not there, thirty beautiful children are being cared for. They receive food, education, medical and dental care, and of course round-the-clock love and care.
If anyone has questions about their giving, please don’t hesitate to write me!