Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Mauricio, age 9, is another one of the new children that Casa Shalom welcomed this week. Mauricio has come to Casa Shalom after his father was convicted of killing his mother and incarcerated, and he was physically abused by his aunt. We welcome Mauricio with open arms, and are so glad to be able to provide a safe place for him!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Last night, we took in 3 new children. 2 of them are siblings Ariel, age 11, and Yamileth, 13. The children were sent to live on the streets by their mother, who is a prostitute. They're very malnourished, have never been to the doctor, have never been to school and are completely illiterate. But today, they are attending school for the very first time! Yamileth has shown us bruises from beatings her mother gave her, but she says she's so happy to be in a place where she's safe. This is why Casa Shalom exists - to care for these precious children who need a place to call home.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013
What a smile! When Josue David came to Casa Shalom 3 years ago, he came to us a frightened and abused little boy. It was well over a month before we saw him smile. Now, joy just radiates from him. We thank Jesus for bringing physical, mental, and spiritual healing to our precious children!