This is a repost from Casa de Amor's blog, but I wanted to post it here too in case you haven't seen it yet! If you've ever thought about getting involved in Casa de Amor but weren't ever sure how, now is your chance!
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:8
In June, a wonderful team of volunteers from Orphan World Relief came to Bolivia and painted the dining room of our Boys' Home. The bright yellow color has given life to the dining room and makes the room feel like a home. Several of our current volunteers are very artistic and worked together to paint a tree with hundreds of leaves. The children watched as the volunteers painted and also begged to join in painting.
As the leaves were painted, we spent time praying and thinking about all of the people who have been involved in the children's lives. Between mission teams, previous volunteers, child sponsors, and the many people who have prayed for the children - hundreds of people play a role in the children's lives. An analogy began to form about the leaves on the tree and the people the Lord has put in the life of Casa de Amor.
Over the last few months, due to surgeries, hospitalizations, and government mandated pay increases/bonuses, Casa de Amor has experienced a time of trusting the Lord in our finances like never before. He has always been faithful to provide, and He has used many of YOU to do that.
We would like this mural to be a tree of remembering the Lord's faithfulness in a tangible way. During the month of September, we would like to memorialize the Lord's provision by "selling" the leaves, branches, and trunk of the tree. We are so thankful for your generosity to Casa de Amor, and we would love for the children to tangibly see how many people love them!
By "buying" a leaf, branch, or trunk, you will be providing for the operating costs of Casa de Amor such as rent for the children's homes, staff salaries, and daily necessities. Leaves will be sold for $100, branches will be sold for $500, and the tree trunk will be sold for $5,000. Donations can be made on Paypal (link here), and we will then paint the name of the donor in the leaf, branch, or trunk. If you would like to make a donation on behalf of someone else, or as a church group, that is also a possibility.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 in the next 20 days. We know that the Lord is faithful to provide and are excited to see how He will work! Each day for the next 20 days, we will post a photo and update on one of our children with a link to donate. Please feel free to share these updates with friends and family, and check back here often for the latest updates! We will also be using the hashtag #20k20days !
We serve a great, powerful and loving God and are so thankful for every one of you - your generosity, prayer and love for the children of Casa de Amor. Please join us in praying and sharing about how God is at work in Bolivia!