Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Tia. Auntie. It hit me again today that these kids don’t have mommies. As I kissed 5 year old David goodnight last night and covered him with a blanket it hit me. No mama, and tias who have been switching in and out of his house every year. Not a lot of stability in this little guy’s life. But I lean down and whisper, “I love you and God loves you more.” I don’t know how long I will be able to snuggle this little guy. A month left before I go home. Yes I have another year to love on him when I come back here at the end of the summer but after that? We’ll see where God leads. But I treasure this little moment with him as he looks up at me with great big eyes and a tiny smile. “I love you David” I tell him. “I love you Tia.” He whispers back. Because I know that God has placed me here in this day, in this night to love little David. And I don’t have to know every detail of my future. I’ll leave it in God’s hands. And love each day I am given here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy birthday Tatiana!

Happy sweet 16 to Tatiana! So blessed by this beautiful girl and her friendship!!!!!! So many late nights talking and giggling together! I LOVE you Tati! God bless you in this coming year!

Exciting news...

 1 more month and then I head home. Tick-Tock goes the clock. I blink and 8 months flew by. Where does the time go??? Each day I get closer to the end. Each moment that passes is gone. And I am stunned by how fast life goes by. How am I living? Am I living for HIM? For my Jesus? Or am I living for me?

Been amazed at the amazing opportunities God is providing to minister to the kids and tias here.

To talk with a 14 year old as he struggles with a deep sin and I encourage him and urge him to call upon God to change. Because on his own there is no way he can change.

Sitting outside late at night with a crying 16 year old as she tells me that she feels so alone. And gently talking and encouraging her and telling her truth until a smile breaks through the tears and finally a laugh.

Hugging and kissing on a sweet 4 year old who had been abused in the past. Who before was nervous and shy and now has come out of his shell with lots of love.

Laying on my bed late every night with the 15 year old in my house as I tell her about God and how He will never leave her. He is with her always. In the good times and hard.

Loving on sweet Peniel and praying that God would heal her heart.

This last year has flown by. It's been over a year since I first stepped foot in Bolivia and met these kids. So much has happened. So much has changed. My love for these beautiful orphans and this country has grown and their smiles and love has captured my heart. Bittersweet to say goodbye but excited to know that it is only for a short time before I get to see them again. :)

My exciting news... I'm coming back to Bolivia!

God bless!!!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy birthday Yessica

God bless this new year in your life!!! :)

Oh He is good

Been a while since I've posted and that's mostly because life here is BUSY. The new house I'm in is going well and all the kids are adjusting well. Been fun to hang out and grow in my friendships with these 8 kiddos. Tonight were making a yummy meal called Salchi-arroz!

As the time ticks down before I go home I am cherishing each and every moment with these kiddos. These last 8 months have flown by and I am so blessed by each day I have spent here. :) Excited to see my family and spend time with them. Got some big news coming!!!!!!

Sending lots of love and will be writing a more involved post soon!!!! God is sooooo very good. Oh praise HIS holy name!


Saturday, April 6, 2013


Started out in the 4th house.

Then moved to the 3rd house where I become "mama" to Peniel.

Now I'm in charge of the 5th house. Praying for much grace and wisdom as I am in charge of 8 new kids. Ages 5, 7, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15.

Also the adjustment has been hard for Peniel. Been lots of tears and lots of hugs and kisses when she does see me. It can be hard but I know that this is an adjustment that she needs to make before I head home to the states for a months.

Enjoying every moment here. God is so very good. Continue to pray that God would bring in more kids and more staff. God bless! lots of love from Bolivia!

Happy birthday Roberto!

Happy 15th birthday to an awesome chill kid!!!
Congratulations Roberto on becoming a MAN today.

Roberto is seriously such an awesome, responsable kid.
He is obsessed with Captain America and so today in his
honor we watched Kapitan America As they say it. :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quick update :)

April is here!!! Quick post today but hopefully will be able to send a better update later this week...
a few quick updates...

Tomorrow is Tio Fidel's birthday (the director of CDE) which means a delicious lunch! YAY!!!

So happy to have Jessa up here 24/7 since she finished her CEC course. Love her and am continually blessed by her!

I'm switching houses. Going to be the Head Tia in house number 5. So sad to leave house number 3 and the kiddos. Especially little Peniel. But excited for this opportunity to grow and love more! So be praying as I am now solely in charge of 8 other kids. Patience and grace and wisdom.

7 more weeks before I head home. Where have the last 7+ months gone?

So blessed to see God at work. He is good. I don't deserve His love for me!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!! The Lord is RISEN from the dead. He has defeated death by death.

Love to you all!!!!!

with all the tias