Thursday, December 30, 2010

Children of the World

If you are on Facebook, check out this link to see a photo album of Casa Shalom's kids recently put together by Children of the World Ministries, Inc. A team from Children of the World Ministries visited Casa Shalom in December, and brought funds to purchase Christmas gifts for our kids! Check out the great photos!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

From left - Marlon, Alex, Clinton, Cesar and his brother Brayan take a moment to pose for the camera. Marlon and Clinton came to Casa Shalom in 2010, while Alex, Cesar and Brayan have all grown up at the orphanage. In 2011, we have a goal of taking in many more needy children from the surrounding area, and giving them the love and care they need.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

'Tortillas and Coffee' as Baby Food?

Please take a moment to watch this video from last night's 20/20 with journalist Diane Sawyer. The video highlights the problem of chronic malnutrition in Guatemala. The problem hits close to home - the feeding center featured in this video is in Antigua, a town about 10 minutes away from Casa Shalom. There are brief moments of this video that are difficult to watch, but we ask that you take a moment to learn about the serious effects of malnutrition in Guatemala. Many of the children at Casa Shalom have been affected by extreme hunger, and several were even hospitalized for malnutrition before they came to Casa Shalom. We thank the Lord that the children of Casa Shalom no longer have to worry about where their next meal will come from, and in 2011, we hope to take in many more children at the orphanage. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation via Paypal that will help Casa Shalom provide for our precious children please click on the Paypal link on the top left of this screen.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Christmas shoes!

Yesterday, a visiting team from Florida, Alabama and Mississippi took all of the Casa Shalom kids to a local Payless shoe store, and bought each of them two brand new pairs of shoes! It was a bit of organized chaos, but each child got to choose one pair of dress shoes and another pair of tennis shoes. A BIG thanks to the team for providing the funds to purchase these much-needed shoes.

Tony shows off his new shoes

The girls deliberated before making their choices!

Baby Mynor catches a nap with Elias....

....before he tries on his new shoes.

Cesar required a bit of help with his shoe choice.

Jorge wanted to buy them all!

Sarai gets fitted for a pair of dress shoes

Chaos in the toddler aisle!