Today, a local church came to have service with the children and to bring them juice, cake and candy. The kids had a blast - I have never seen them eat so much candy in such a short period of time. Afterward, they still managed to make room for a lunch of fried chicken and veggies! The church brought three piñatas and insisted I take a few swings. Enjoy the piñata video.
On an administrative note, there has been a change in leadership at Casa Shalom. On July 15th, Jorge Mario Ramirez, the director of World Missions for the Church of God in Guatemala, took over the position of Director of Casa Shalom. We are very excited to have him and his family in leadership. He has some wonderful plans for the home - including building a library! Please keep Señor Ramirez and his wife in your prayers as they guide Casa Shalom.
Also, please keep the water situation at Shalom in prayer - the water has been out for the better part of three days and the new maintenance man and director are having a difficult time fixing the problem. Pray that we get water soon - the kids are starting to get really smelly!