Sunday, October 30, 2011

Casa Shalom blesses the bomberos

Tires so worn the wires are showing - not exactly the best for an emergency vehicle! A few days ago, the local bomberos (firefighters) knocked on Casa Shalom's gates looking for a donation to purchase new tires for their ambulance and we were able to buy them 4 new tires in exchange for a tour of the fire station for Casa Shalom's kids and a first aid course for our staff!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Starting tomorrow and ending Friday, a group of volunteers will be riding 120 miles around Lake Okeechobee, in Florida, in support of Casa Shalom and orphans in Haiti! The ride is called "120 for Orphans" and has the potential to raise some much-needed funds! Please take a moment to visit 120 for Orphan's website, and please consider making a donation toward the ride. Your small donation can make a great difference in the lives of Casa Shalom's kids!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Academic crunch time!

It's crunch time for Casa Shalom's school-aged children! The Guatemalan school year is ending soon, and the next few weeks will be dedicated to final exams, which are taken by all kids from kindergarten through high school. Over the next few weeks would you please keep Casa Shalom's school children in prayer as they study and prepare? We are praying for understanding, good memory recall, and good grades for all our children like Raquel and Yennifer below.