Sunday, December 23, 2012

We’re growing again!!!

We are late getting our Christmas letter out to everyone because we have been working hard on getting new members taken care of here at Casa de Fe. You will see in our family photo in the back row the family of Josue and Rita Beltran with their 2 daughters. They are moving here to Casa de Fe to help care for the children. Rita will be working with Lupita while Josue works outside the Hogar. They are a great Christian couple who bring strong values and traditions to the children, giving them the benefit of many aspects of Mexican life to learn from in addition to Lupita. They are a humble and quiet couple from the Acapulco area who are in service to the Lord and have many of the same ideals and goals as we do. Please make it a point to come by and meet them, but you will need a translator. I am always happy to help if I’m here.
In Rita’s arms you will see Alberto. With DIF’s permission we accepted him as a private placement to give his mother an opportunity to change her life in a dramatic way. He is 17 months old and has a great smile and laugh. It is a great thing to be able to help his Mom as well as help him grow and learn new things. He should be with us for anywhere from 3 months to a year.
With Rita and Josue coming on board this will allow Lupita and I to direct more attention towards our longer term goals of building the Preschool and getting a small office trailer to convert into the boy’s dormitory facility. DIF told us we can still use the Hogar for communal meals, study and family time but we needed a separate structure for them to sleep in.
There have been a lot of changes happen here in the last year and now plans and dreams are starting to come to fruition which allows us to continue to build a safe haven for children here in San Felipe as well as Baja. With your continuing help we are making a difference in the lives of our children as well as children in San Felipe.
God Bless us all. He is the reason for this season and we are here to serve Him.