Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Karen's quincienera

This weekend, a very special Casa Shalom young lady celebrated her 15th birthday in a big way, with a traditional quincienera, the Latin American ceremony and party that celebrates a girl's transition into womanhood. Karen got a pretty, new dress and had her hair done by the other teen girls from the home. Right, her brother Edgar escorts her into the ceremony.

Karen is admonished on what it means to be a Christian young woman in today's society. She was told that she must be an example in love, purity and responsability.

The Estrellita's, girls ages 4 - 10, performed special praise and worship songs during the ceremony.

Karen, 15, and her brother Edgar, 16.

Karen loved her new dress, provided by her sponsor!

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