Something to share with you from April 2009

Hardworking Crew Visits Casa Hogar los Angelitos
A group of hardworking people visited our Casa Hogar during the week of March 28 - April 3. Their visit was filled with fun as well as rewarding work. This included a competitive rally that took place upon their arrival. The rally held biblical and education learning challenges. After the two-day rally filled with interactive learning and other miscellaneous tricks, the yellow winning team known as “No Fear” was awarded individual prizes such as accessories and teddy bears, to reward their team building efforts.

New Building Already In Use
Rocky Mountain Christian Church (RMCC) and children from Casa Hogar made great use of the auditorium in the newly constructed building which serves as a multi-educational facility on April 1. Casa Hogar, RMCC, and other groups held an interesting cultural Exchange overflowing with music performances comprised of piano and guitar rhythm, drama and dance. In the mean time, attentive spectators watched. The building holds approximately 80 people. It is already being put to great use even though it is not completely finished.

Children's Visit Scheduled for July
Laura and Alejandra, pictured above, take a break after an intensive dance rehearsal. The children currently participate in a weekly routine of dance rehearsals each Saturday. The children are filled with enthusiasm at the thought of visiting Denver, Colorado. As the staff gathers funds and the legal paper work required to travel, the children are busy with dance rehearsals and embellishig their dance costumes and accessories. The trip is scheduled for July 8 - 26th. This experience will be a great opportunity to widen the children’s perspective and strengthen their self-esteem.

Safety Class Teaches Prevention
On April 6, volunteer firemen taught a fire, earthquake, and hurricane safety class for our staff and children.
The class included a demonstration on how to extinguish an outdoor fire. During the course the children had the opportunity to see inside the fire truck.
To many of us, this experience seems common - just a vehicle filled with stuff, but to the children it was very interesting. Their facial expressions said it all.

Fun Fishing Trip to the Beautiful Bay of Manzanillo
Greg Slevcove, an Ambassador and Sponsor for Casa Hogar los Angelitos, invited the teenage boys and Papá Raúl to a morning fishing trip out on the beautiful bay of Manzanillo. They had a great time and caught a lot of fish. It created enthusiasm and self fulfillment. The cook prepared a delicious Mexican entrée called Ceviche, ground fish mixed with lemon juice and finely chopped vegetables.

Painting in the New Construction Area.
The Casa Hogar teenagers in conjunction with RMCC members
pulled together their efforts to complete the painting in the new construction area. Team work is always better, and there are many positive responses as a result of it. Teaching the children to participate with chores at times is a hassle, but with continual practice they soon become disciplined and they get the job done with out being told… at least by the third reminder.

Doctor Finds Children in Good Health
José Ivan tentatively takes a peak at the camera while Dr. Rob Bradley completes a medical inspection. This past April we were blessed with Dr. Bradley and his wife’s visit to our Casa Hogar where he invested his time providing medical check ups for our children. Fortunately, all of the children were found healthy, lacking the need of significant medical attention!

Our children blessed Ambassadors Steve and Diana Stout by praying for them and their journey ahead. The couple who have served the children of Casa Hogar in Manzanillo for the past nine years intend to travel around the United States and Canada serving as active ambassadors for Casa Hogar Los Angelitos. They will be speaking at rotaries, churches, and other interested organizations.

Ministerios de Amor
Native women and residents of Asseradero de la Lima join together after collecting their “despensa" -a packed bundle with rice, beans, sugar, cooking oil and salt. They also received a blankets. These people are benefited thru Ministerios de Amor Program, hosted by Casa Hogar los Angelitos.

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