Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prayer request

An important prayer request from Casa Shalom: Please be in prayer for baby Dennisse, the one-year-old daughter of Casa Shalom administrative assistants Walter and Jenny. Dennisse has been in the hospital since Monday with a severe case of Rotavirus. Please keep this little baby in your prayers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The little ones have invaded the Directors' office! From left: Tomas, Linda, Josue David, Catalina and Vivian enjoy suckers during a visit to our office.

Monday, March 28, 2011

We're happy to update you on Omar, the little boy who was operated on over a week ago, to fix his arm that was broken when he was hit by a car and never received medical care before come to the orphanage. Omar's surgery went well, but he's still in the hospital recuperating. Due to the serious nature of the operation, he could be in the hospital for another week or two. Please continue to keep Omar in your prayers as he recovers!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's a beautiful day in Guatemala! Vivian, left, and Abby take time to say hi to the camera.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Many of you have been praying for Omar, a little boy who came to Casa Shalom a couple of months ago. Omar was hit by a car more than a year ago. His arm was left untreated and healed improperly resulting in very limited use and disfigurement. A missions team of surgeons visiting Guatemala this week are scheduled to perform surgery to repair his arm. Today we received word that they may not have time to perform his surgery. Please pray that Omar can still be included in their surgery rotation. This surgery would be life changing for this child!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Check Out Our Latest Newsletter!

Our latest newsletter is now available online! Click here to see what's happening!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Newsletter in the works

In the next few days, we will be sending out Casa Shalom's e-newsletter with all the latest info and photos from the orphanage. If you'd like to receive the newsletter in your inbox, please send your email address to:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Juan Jose

Casa Shalom's newest child is Juan Jose, who is nine-years-old. Juan Jose came to us a few days ago after his mother passed away and his father, who is 70-years-old, couldn't care for him and left him to wander the streets alone. Juan Jose is malnourished and very small for his age, but he's a sweet boy and we are grateful for the chance to minister to his needs.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A fantastic video

Check out this link for a great video made by teams from Cross Community Church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Ridge Community Church in Dundee Ridge, FL. The 2 churches sent a team to Casa Shalom earlier this month, and the kids had a great time with them! The video features their work at Casa Shalom, as well as in Rio Bravo, an impoverished town on the coast of Guatemala where Josh and Jessica support a feeding center that offers the children of the town a free breakfast, their only meal of the day.

Check out the link for the video here: Casa Shalom Mission Trip