Late last night, we returned safely back to Guatemala. We were so excited so see the children, after a week in the United States! While we were gone, there was an exciting development in the baby house - a house mother was hired for them! Her name is Doris, and she used to house parent at Shalom. She spent 6 years as a house mother and left to raise her own children. They are all grown now, and when she heard that the babies need a house mother, she asked to be accepted for the job. She was hired last week, and seems to be doing a wonderful job with the children. When we arrived today, they were enjoying a Jello treat that she'd made them! Clara Luz, one of the orphanage's oldest girls who was previously serving in the baby house, will continue to help out in the home. Please pray for Doris as she mothers the babies and toddlers. In the photo Doris, in the black apron, poses with some of the children in the baby house.
On a personal note, today marks one year of our ministry at Casa Shalom. One year ago, we had no idea what was in store for us, but the Lord has blessed us more than we could have imagined. We are excited to begin year 2 of our ministry at Casa Shalom!