Our weeks in Colima are so short and come far too infrequently. And these smiles, these amazing little souls give us so much more than we could ever give back.
Please add the kids and caregivers of Hogar de Amor to your daily prayer list. Here are some specific things you can pray for:
- Pray for the patience and wisdom of the caregivers. The houseparents and assistants here are simply amazing, caring for tens of children day in and day out. Please pray that their hearts and patience would always be full, that they would parent with wisdom, and that they would know how astounding the work they do every day truly is.
- Pray for blessing on these houses: that budgets would be plentiful, that sponsorships would come through, that kids would stay safe, that equipment would work and not break.
- The government is currently working to subdivide the land behind the main orphanage compound, which would mean that the orphanages would be surrounded by subdivisions instead of grass. Pray that Grupo Amor would be able to buy up enough land so that the orphanages don't get squished. Pray that new neighbors would see the orphanages with favor and be good neighbors to these kids. Pray for government favor in with the allotting of parcels and that any business zoning would be far away from the kids' bedrooms.
- Pray for these kids. Pray that these kids who have already lost so much would know God as their perfect Father. Pray that they would grow up with healthy minds and hearts and spirits. Pray that they would grow into men and women of faith and grace and joy.