A picture is worth more than a 1000 words in the cases of Wendy and Maria Suyapa! We never know which children might end up joining our family, but we have certainly come to cherish these two who came in about the same time in early 2008 and underwent such transformations! Both are exceptionally cheerful and loving. Special thanks to God for His healing power and to each of you who make this work possible!

Our campus family bade good-bye to volunteers Sarah LaVanture and Brody Hug during a Farewell party. Sarah and Brody spent 6 months their time working with the children, especially on beautifying our campus. They left us a tree swing, taught bread-making, started the incentive-based Children’s Store, and left us with many memories of outings planned especially for those who worked week by week in their beautification campaign. They are missed!

The girls from our Home initiated the upstairs porch of their new Home on Valentine’s Day.  They proudly found ways to raise funds of their own for this fun and thoughtful event, complete with food, comedy skits, Valentine’s Day “Radio” Messages and a marriage proposal.  The event was shared by our Oakhurst friends and some neighbors from our community.

Our dear friends from California, who in the past 4 years built the lovely Casita Feliz where the little malnourished ones are housed at present, now have taken the initiative to begin rebuilding the new Children’s Nutritional Rehab Hospital ward. Another 28 volunteers, led by Dr. Tom and Calle Wieg, joined Gary and LeRoy (who had arrived in January) to do the heavy, though largely unseen, job of breaking through and then reinforcing the old foundation so they could anchor I-beam uprights ready for walls and a roof. Then they hauled wheel-borrow loads of concrete to pour a new slab. Through the Mend A Child Foundation they continue to help provide a monthly educational funds for our children, for which we are all most grateful! Dr. Tom Wieg, a talented photographer as well as a dentist, has made up beautiful sets of cards for the sponsors of each of our school children. More sponsors are needed. See www.mendachild.org

Mel was a plumber in Alberta, Canada, who learned about the difficult situation we had with the plumbing in the boy’s wing of the Children’s Home at a family reunion.  He immediately expressed a desire to come down and help us.  Two weeks later he was killed in a tragic accident.  Twelve of his plumbing colleagues, friends, and family members got together to make his dream of service come true. Our new friends from Alberta, Canada departed today having accomplished their mission and more – for they had installed all the remaining plumbing in the center apartments for Mami Verlene and the Home Parents, as well as beautifully finishing off the bathrooms in the Boy’s Wing complete with tiling the shower stalls and floors. During their stay they brought a wonderful sense of camaraderie with nightly hymn-sings accompanied by guitars.

The First Day of School arrived amidst an electrical buzz of excitement amongst our children! This is the start of a New School Year for our elementary aged children. There are 80 children who were registered in the Bertha DeWitt Bilingual Elementary School. We tremendously appreciate all who support our educational program; special thanks go to our partner organization Mend-a-Child, Inc. and all its supporters! See www.mendachild.org


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