Thanksgiving Day

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1

While the rest of El Salvador continued business as usual, we spent the day celebrating a traditional American Thanksgiving with our employees, neighbors and missionary friends. The kitchen was alive with joy, love and laughter as we ate mounds of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, caramelized carrots, buttered rolls, homemade cinnamon rolls and peanut butter fudge.


In order to educate the kids about the history behind and significance of this holiday, they were asked to complete an educational project to share with our guests. The boys re-enacted the pilgrims’ journey to the New World, their friendship with the Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving. The older girls each created a Power Point depicting what they are thankful for. Both the drama and presentations were wonderful and helped make our celebration more meaningful.


As we look back upon this year, we are humbled and grateful for God’s wonderous love and blessings on our Home and children. We also send a special thank you to our family, friends and supporters – we couldn’t do it without you. God Bless!

Art & Waterfalls

Love & Hope is never a dull place to be as we are always welcoming new visitors and making new connections. In early November, Augustus “Gus” Harper, an artist from L.A. (, stayed for day, leading the kids through several drawing and painting projects. The older girls especially enjoyed learning to draw faces, as the younger kids did their best to paint not only their canvases, but the terrace floor, too.

A few days later, Gus also joined some of the American volunteers and the older boys for a road trip up the coast, then along the Ruta de Las Flores to Juayuá where we visited Reptilandia, ate pupusas and took a dip below the chorros (waterfalls).
Thanks for everything, Gus!