The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24
A group of 31 traveled to Casa Hogar, December 18-22. Four elementary students, five high school students, one college student, parents, and grandparents. It was a very quick trip, but we continued the tradition of giving shoes and gifts along with activities and a whole lot of fun.
Casa Hogar Facts
- There are 56 kids at Casa Hogar
- Ages range from 5 to 26
- Five of the kids attend local universities
- There are two longterm “kids” ages 33 & 35
- 13 staff members
- 6 out of 13 staff live at the home full time
- Two U.S. interns live on site
- Casa Hogar is a ministry of a local PCA church, Jesús de Nazaret
Un Artículo de Casa Hogar
Amy Lein came to Casa Hogar for the first time this December. She had been on a couple of mission trips before, but they were nothing like coming to Casa Hogar. Amy went with a desire to make cookies with the kids, a suitcase full of baking stuff, and no idea how this dream would actually play out…especially since she doesn’t speak any Spanish! That is where Rossy comes in.
Rossy is 22 years old, in her third year of college studying biochemical engineering, and lives at Casa Hogar. She has lived at Casa Hogar since she was five and was always a quiet, unassuming child who has grown to be an amazing servant leader.
Amy started baking on day one with Rossy’s help. Rossy was the bridge that made Amy’s desire become a reality. Amy gave instructions and kept the ingredients flowing to measure, pour, crack, and stir with a few licked fingers along the way. Rossy translated and kept the kids under control. They were a team!
Rossy is an experienced caregiver, team player, and bridge builder. She helps care for the little girls at Casa Hogar and even came with the Orangewood-Armonia medical team to serve people in remote communities outside of Oaxaca, Mexico.
For me, this is a little glimpse of God’s faithfulness and power to grow us into the family of God. Over many years(and now decades), Orangewood and Casa Hogar have been brought together to love and care for each other as God has cared for us. Our limited abilities and anxiety have not kept God from accomplishing His good purposes. May He continue to work in and through us together for His glory.
Here are more photos from our trip!
Fiesta and gift-giving
Casa Hogar updates
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Isaiah 58:6-9
For more information on our next trip, click here.