Monday, November 29, 2010

Vacation Bible School, Day 1

Today was the first day of Vacation Bible School led by a team from Florida and New York. The kids were divided into 3 groups based on their age, and had lots of craft time, Bible study and games. 3 more days of VBS to come!

The teens enjoyed their group discussions and Bible study.

Craft time

Clinton shows off part of his craft.

Karen and Alfonso

The toddlers learn a new song with the volunteers.

Little Abby and Linda enjoy some outdoor time.

Hello Linda!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Casa Shalom! No, Guatemalans don't celebrate this holiday, but everyone here has lots to be thankful for. A BIG thanks to the teams from Florida, Boston, Louisiana, and St. Louis that we have hosted in the past 3 weeks! You guys have made a big difference at Casa Shalom, and we are grateful. And all thanks to the Lord for His mercy and blessings for the kids at Casa Shalom.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hector's big accomplishment!

More GREAT news from one of Casa Shalom's oldest kids. Today, we learned that Hector has passed all his exams to be accepted into one of Guatemala's finest military academies, where he will study aviation engineering! We are so proud of the accomplished young man that Hector has become! Hector is an amazing example o...f how God can bring a person out of a horrible situation and bring them to a place of peace and success - when Hector was a young boy, his parents and younger brother were murdered in a home invasion. During the robbery, Hector was shot in the face. That same night, Hector and his 2 siblings that survived were brought to Casa Shalom, Hector with the bullet still lodged in his cheek. At Casa Shalom, God has healed him spiritually and physically, and provided for Hector to become a strong young man of God who has a very bright future in front of him! Thank you Lord for working miracles in the lives of the children at Casa Shalom!

Friday, November 5, 2010

New driver's license

Look out highways, another one has their driver's license! This week, Elias became the newest Casa Shalom kid to get their license. Elias, who is in his career program and studying to become a computer technician, is proud to be a licensed driver.