Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Monday, April 2, 2012

6 weeks!

Half way! This first month and a half has just flown by and as I look back on the first 6 weeks in Caranavi, I am completely overwhelmed by how good God is and how faithful He is and always will be.

Jessa and I finished up our Spanish classes and are amazed by how much grace God has given in learning a new language. It definitely helps being surrounded by Spanish 24/7. We are able to communicate all the basics and hold conversations and I was super encouraged to be able to share my testimony in spanish with several of the kids at Casa de Esperanza by myself. :)

The team from our church just left for the states this morning and it is sad to see them go. It was such an unbelievably encouraging 2 weeks. 2 new roofs, a newly painted concha for the kids to play soccer on, repainted play ground, fresh paint in the kitchen and bathrooms plus all the love they were able to give as they served the Tias, Tios and children at Casa de Esperanza. So grateful for all the memories we will now share with the team from Minnesota. Thanks you guys for how well you loved and served the kids here in Caranavi.

Me and Jessa have really been able to get to know the kids really well and we are so grateful for all of our new friendships in Bolivia. It is really hard to not fall in love with all these kids. Being called "Hermana Lily" or as some of them say my name "Leelee" has been so great!

Today, we head back on death road to Caranavi after a weekend in LaPaz. Can´t wait to spend more time with these kids. Keep us in your prayers! Love to all!

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