Just like your family, our favorite time of year at Love & Hope Children’s Home is Christmas. We start Christmas early in December, thanks to the generosity of many people and groups that want to celebrate with us. We can’t talk about every event inidividually, but we wanted to share some of the fun that we had and thank those who blessed us this season!
We enjoyed meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. There are so many people who feel compelled to meet, share with, and bless our children, and it is such a pleasure to spend time with them!
We danced, sang and laughed at clowns. Chamba was the most enthusiastic, of course.
No Salvadoran party is complete without a pinata! The Love & Hope kids never get tired of that rush for candy.
It’s fun when party throwers get creative and bring crafts to do with us. We made bracelets, did spirograph drawings and made sequinced versions of Santa Clause and Rudolph.
Don’t forget cake. We ate a lot of that too!
We don’t expect any snow for Christmas here in El Salvador, so we were also able to enjoy some sun and fun at the beach. What a great way to bring in the season!
The Love & Hope kids were also blessed to recieve gifts. We were blessed this year like never before. The kids received several new toys and gadgets to keep them busy all month.
Before we went to church on Christmas Eve, Rachel sat the kids down to talk. She wanted to remind them about that the true reason for Christmas was a baby born 2000 years ago in a manger. That baby, God incarnate, Jesus Christ, is the reason that Love & Hope Children’s Home was so blessed in 2014. He worked through so many people, near and far, to provide for our children in every way. We want to say thank you to the following people for taking time to spend with us at Love & Hope Children’s Home, for spreading that spirit and love in our little home, for making our children feel special: Academia Britanica Cuscatleca, Sanofi Aventis, The Reyes Family, The Mendoza Family, and Ronasa.