Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We Did It!

For almost 6 weeks you joined us daily to vote for Caroline’s Promise to receive a Kindermusik New Beginnings Grant. There were several days when we thought we didn’t have a chance. But you responded by inviting your friends to participate! Our partners in Guatemala got involved as well and people began to hear about Casita Adonai and how God is using this school to reclaim hope for orphans. It was a long contest but you stuck it out with us and it was worth it! We came in 2nd and received $1000 to build a library. Our Summer mission teams will complete the project in July and by the fall our kids and their families will be enjoying books!

In December we saw first hand how precious books are to the children at Casita. Our Christmas team was able to give each child their very own book. These were simple Scholastic paperback books in Spanish, but the looks on the kids’ and parents’ faces told the story. It is rare for a family to have even one book in their home. Our prayer is that the library will not only give the kids a love for reading, but that it will be used to educate the parents as well.

Thank you for making a difference with your votes! Now we need to fill the library with quality books. If you would like to contribute toward this project, visit our Donation page and choose Guatemala Orphan Projects.