Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome, Ariel and Yamileth

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.

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