|¡Feliz Navidad! I’d like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas coming up soon! May you have a blessed time celebrating our Lord’s birth.|
November was a pretty hectic month for the Talita Cumi kids as they wrapped up their school year. Luckily, with all of the busyness, we were able to squeeze in a group shot of the children.
|When the boys would finish with their homework, I would take them to the park to play soccer, basketball, and climb trees. The boys could burn off energy while the tías “aunties” who work at the home could have a couple of hours of quiet time to relax and prepare dinner.|
|The women and girls at the home threw a little celebration for the men and boys for International Men’s Day which falls on November 19. The aunties and some of the girls baked bread and had some very kind words to say about the men who serve and work at the home. It was a pleasure to receive their encouragement.|
|While most of the children’s education is done virtually at Talita Cumi, a number of kids are able to take workshops and educational courses outside the home. At the local Christian university some of the children graduated from a workshop called “Strengthening Social Skills.” The kids were so thrilled with their achievement and we’re quite happy for them too.|
|Please keep the children of Talita Cumi in your prayers in the coming weeks, that they can enjoy their time off from school and have a special time celebrating Christmas. Please keep Nicol in your prayers as well. She will be moving into Ruth’s House, the transition house for the young women of Talita Cumi, in mid-January.|
I’ll have much more to share in the next update. Things will be quite festive and lively over the next few weeks.
May you have a blessed Christmas.