On the 8th of March my girls and I celebrated “Dia De La Mujer” (Woman’s Day) by surprising all of the woman that help out here at the orphanage with decorated cards and bouques of flowers. I feel that a large part of my ministry here is witnessing to the women that I work beside. Almost all of them were once involved with prostitution, alcohol, or drugs and many of them still live in the poorest area of Tijuana. I want them to know that they are appreciated and loved, but most of all that God deeply cares for them.
Thanks to my sponsors I was able to take 14 of my girls out for a Valentines day dinner. All of us dressed up and I surprised them by taking them to a food court in the largest nearby mall. Each girl was able to choose what food they wanted for dinner and afterwards I had them all try my favorite treat, Boba! As you can see, many of the girls were stoked to have burgers from Carls Jr. It never ceases to amaze me how much these girls cherish the small things.
Rainy Days call for Roller Domes! Connie and I took a van of kids out for the day and I had the opportunity to teach many of them how to skate for the very first time. I think sometimes we take advantage of the things that our PARENTS taught us when we were little. It seemed so strange teaching teenagers how to do something that I was taught how to do at such a young age!
A reenactment of what just happened. My sweet girls brought me a Valentine gift with a Tijuana twist, hot cheetos and and barbie sized pink, toy furniture. I love my job. ♥ ♥ ♥