Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 3! Fun for you & Fun for me!

Monday was a great reunion for many of our team members. Above you can see Robin Flowers with her buddy, Kelvin! Robin and Kelvin developed a special relationship over a year ago. Since then, Kelvin was moved to a Catholic orphanage that we had never before visited. This year when Starfish arrived, they saw several familiar faces from the Cipi special needs department, from years past!
Others made new friends...

The group was able to put on several puppet shows and skits! I'm sure you can tell that Michaela, Carson, Lauren & Ryan had alot of fun!

Patti showing love to another boy with special needs. So often it is their sweet spirits that truly show us what God means by serving "the least of theese." Our group also visited a favorite location for many. JuanCito is a little boy close to lots of Starfish hearts! We first met Juan on our first trip to El Salvador. As we were touring the orphanage, we noticed a mischevious little boy sneaking around while all of the other kids were in school. Every crash and giggle we heard, the workers would say, "Thats JuanCito!" When we asked why Juan was not in school with the other kids, we learned that he did not have the ability to speak. They explained that it cost as much to send Juan to a special needs school as it did for all of the other children, nearly 50, to go to a regular school! It was impossible for them to fund.

Please continue to pray for the team. Tomorrow they will be working with children & families who have fell victim to many of the mud slides near the ocean front. They will be educating preschool teachers in the area as well as working on damaged homes & putting on Bible school activities again! They are seeing so many blessings each and everyday! Thank you for following along with them on this amazing journey!


  1. A friend once told me "you will become what you are passionate for" Thank you all for your passion to love these precious children. It is obvious God has began a good work in your team and I am sure He will continue until it is finished. Philippians 1:6 Love all of you! Leigh Ann

  2. I recognize some of those CIPI faces from my trip in Feb. So glad you all are there!

  3. Good luck and God bless all of you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to help the orphans of El Salvador. Each of you are a blessing to so many and I can only hope one day I will be able to touch the lives of others like you all are doing for so many this week. My prayers are with you this week and may you have a safe journey home. Molly, we love you!
    Allyson and Dane Blythe