We're so grateful for the hard work and pure talent of two local artists, Paula Mansilla and Alfredo Copa. Alfred finished the painting at the end of May and it speaks so beautifully of the freedom, light, tenderness and joy that Jesus came to bring us and how we really need Him to set us all free from areas of captivity in our lives.
Happy Mother's Day! We celebrated Bolivian Mother's Day with a good number of mums coming to eat home made pizza, prepared by their offspring! We had a lovely time and performed the song we've been learning recently in English classes: "You put a ring upon my finger" by Jon Thurlow.
Then just last month in April 2017, we had a wonderful team of people from Florida come and built our boxed garden, share s'mores and a bonfire and just generally bless us and the children in so many ways. We're so thankful to have had this team from City Gate church and hope to keep in touch with you all!
We are also thankful to Bruno from Switzerland for taking the time to visit us and share his love for Bolivia and the Gospel with the children. The kids were really engaged as he shared.
We are also so grateful to Samaritan's Purse for their outstanding generosity with their gift of 60 Operation Christmas Child boxes. We gave them all out and many children shared with us the following week that the boxes contained things that they really needed and had been hoping for. Thank you Alfredo and all at the Samaritan's Purse La Paz office for being such a source of encouragement!
We were so happy to have a visiting team of three creative professionals in October 2016 who worked with 8 of our girls, using all things arty to talk about positive qualities and build a healthy identity in the girls they worked with. It was such a treat having a Talitha Arts team come all the way to La Paz and work with our girls and learn from their enthusiasm, excellence and the great amount of joy they spread about whilst they were here.