Sunday, June 5, 2011

Casa de Fe Update

After being approved by DIF for the State of Baja in April, 2010 we received our first 3 kids on Nov. 3, 2010, ages 4, 7 & 8. They were with us for a couple of weeks when our 2yr old was brought to us. She had never been with a family and was very angry and confused about being with us not knowing what was going to happen. Now they are all sisters and are getting along as normal sister do.

Our primary house Tia left after 2 weeks due to schedule conflicts which left us with a huge gap in assistance. Carol worked at the home 24/7 for 2 ½ months before we found Guadalupe (Lupita) Perez and she was through the approval process. Though she had worked in Casa Hogars in central Mexico for the last 10 years she still had to go through this DIF office approval before she could be alone with the children overnight.

We go to a Mexican church every Sunday and the girls have bible study in the evenings with Lupita. Often they will tell us about the different bible stories and verses they are learning.

We are asked all of the time what people can donate to help us out the most. The donations of clothes and toys have been overwhelming and we are blessed to have local businessmen who have been donating to our food budget and sanitation services. Our biggest need is to have donations of money or the availability of fundraisers for the monthly expenses that cannot be covered by material donations; such as propane, electricity and water.

We are also looking for volunteers to help with care and cleaning at Casa de Fe and would love to have some bi-lingual ladies interested.

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