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June 26, 2017

See a Family Recently Reunited! | Bolivia Update

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Sometimes loving children as Christ loves them means absorbing our own hurts in order to create less hurt for them in the long run.  Specifically, here at Fundación Esperanza–also known as Lifesong Bolivia–a key element in our work is identifying children who could possibly be reunited with a biological family member. On one hand, we love these kids and want them to stay in our care. On the other hand– We know that living in a loving family environment is always better than living in an orphanage. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to see 2 sibling groups leave our care to be reunited with their families. And though our hearts ache for this loss of daily, regular contact with these kids whom we love, we are simultaneously thrilled that these children will know the joy of growing up with their family. Meet one family Most recently, we were involved with the reunification of 5 siblings with … Continue reading

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December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas + video

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Merry Christmas from the kids! Today, because of advocates like you, children all over the world have hope, health, happiness, and family. From all of us, thank you and Merry Christmas! Your Lifesong family   Related Posts

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October 10, 2016

Fundacion Esperanza Turns 3! | Bolivia Update

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Enjoy this update from the Bolivia team … As we enter springtime in Cochabamba, Bolivia, hopefully we are leaving behind the months and months of dry season and water shortages as the rainy season finally comes to the valley. Third quarter grades are out, and the kids are all buckling down to finish the year well. One of our middle school girls, Ruth, has proudly risen through the ranks of her school this past year. She started the year as “an normal student”–as the home’s educational psychologist, Maria Rene, says–but now she is the second best student in her entire school. As an honor for her accomplishments in the classroom, she is now one of the school’s flag-bearers during parades. She’s very proud of herself. Maria Rene said that this kind of attitude is really catching on throughout the whole house. There is healthy and encouraging competition between the girls that is pushing everyone … Continue reading

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July 28, 2016

Moving Day! | Bolivia Update

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It was moving day in Bolivia. Both the Boys’ and the Girls’ homes moved into new houses this month. There was an amazing property that became available for the boys, who have been looking for more space for a year, and the homeowner also had a family member with a nice house available for the girls. These opportunities were too good to pass up. Since Bolivia is on winter break right now, it was a perfect time for both homes to pack up and move. It was an “all hands on deck” endeavor as all the staff, boys, and teams of volunteers joined in to help. Both houses required 3 huge truckloads to move to their new spaces. Loading, unloading, and putting things in their place took all day. The relationships formed in a few short days were very profound for all parties involved, and one of the volunteer families have … Continue reading

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April 6, 2016

Forever Families! | Bolivia Update

Enjoy this update from our Bolivia team– Since its inception in 2013, Fundación Esperanza has grown from a single home with 18 babies and toddlers to 4 homes with 60 children in their care. While this growth has helped more children in Bolivia see God’s love through the homes, caregivers, missionaries, and volunteers, we would rather see orphanages shrink than grow!  In November 2015 Fundación Esperanza was blessed with its first ever adoption when Sofia was united with her forever family. After the first adoption, God continued to bless Fundación Esperanza with 4 more adoptions!   Here is our latest adoption story: Andrea came to the baby house of Fundación Esperanza in March of 2014 at the age of 6 months old. She was abandoned by her mother with information of a father. The social worker of Fundación Esperanza began working to identify extended family members for a possible reunification but was unsuccessful in this … Continue reading

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July 20, 2015

Mission Moment | Like a Family | Bolivia

  “Fundación Esperanza is like a family to me.” – Liz, Transition Home Liz’s Story Before entering the transition home, Liz worked hard to pay her own tuition for high school. Month after month she spent the first half of each day at her job followed by the second half of her day at school. Both required everything she had, but she made it work. Now that she has entered the transition home, she receives help for her schooling and encouragement for her journey.   Liz now feels like she belongs to a family. She considers T.J., the director of Fundación Esperanza, to be like a father and her fellow housemates like her sisters. She is grateful for this sense of acceptance and love. After graduating from high school last year, Liz is now pursuing computer science. She hopes to help other Christian ministries and orphanages with their computer needs. She is … Continue reading

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