Last Day at Casa Hogar – Jack Reiman

August 2, 2013

It’s our last day of work and we have made lots of progress. We have had to take down heavy stone walls with limited tools and while its been difficult its been fun.

Besides working on construction, spending time with the kids has been an unreal experience. Today is really the last day for the main group and tonight there is a celebration/fiesta with the kids. There will be car races with a sick track that was built. 

This may be the kids favorite part because from what I remembered last year all the kids went nuts. One boy, Fernando, celebrated like he won the World Cup after he was crowned champion of the race. It was fun to see that because he is the type of boy who holds his emotions in and keeps to himself. Tonight should be a fun time with music and food and I can’t wait to dance with the fun Mexican girls.

On the other hand the elders of the church and leaders of Casa Hogar are having some trouble financially. They are trying really hard to raise up funds but its just isn’t happening real easily. One of the ideas to do so is to cut some of the staff. Quite frankly that is very hard because there just isn’t enough staff in the first place. Another idea that occurred is to move 10 of the children out of the home to another place.

Boys Bunks

Boys Bunks

Boys wash room

Boys wash room

It’s difficult to think about that because these kids are pretty much best friends and have lived together in close quarters for years. No other place in Acapulco gives the kids a Christian education and the care like Casa Hogar. It would be much appreciated if you would pray for the elders and leaders of the home. Maybe pray that God could give Casa Hogar a way to raise money, and also pray that the Lord can give wisdom to the leaders about what to do. Many children here have stories where they were beaten or their parents were into drugs and the vices of the world. Casa Hogar gives these kids hope and if they were on these resets, they would be tempted to make many bad decisions. I want to encourage you to pray for the current situation at hand and I’m sure God will find and has a plan for Casa Hogar.