This year, our Christmas project was quite different from past years! For a few reasons, we decided to go out with all the gifts on Day of the Kings (the day Mexico remembers the Wise Men who followed the star in search of Jesus), instead of Christmas Day. It was also very different because we brought a crowd with us! A bunch of our friends from here in San Cristobal wanted to be part of this fun day… and they made it so much more fun!
We raised about half as much money this year as we did last year, so I was expecting it to not be quite as fun of a day for the kids. I was a little disappointed. But God had other plans! He usually does, I’ve learned. 😉
In talking to Carlos and Yara (the orphanage parents/directors), we learned of several needs they had. The first one mentioned was sheets and blankets, then shoes. After that, we learned that the trampoline that the kids love SO dearly is missing a bunch of it’s springs.
Thankfully, we had just enough funds for sheets, shoes, AND a new trampoline! We only had to purchase a couple of blankets, because several friends here bought some as well.
Soon, I will be posting about a few really special needs that the orphanage has, that you can be involved in. But for now, I will leave you with one last picture and a thank you. Thank you for your help in making Christmas 2012 extra special for these amazing children! Words really can’t express how precious they are… you need to come visit them to believe it!