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!
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!
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!