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June 10, 2015

Reuniting Paolo with Family

Enjoy this update from Fundación Esperanza in Bolivia… “The very first baby to enter our care at Fundación Esperanza was a little boy named Paolo. When he was just a few days old, Paolo was abandoned at the hospital. Our social worker was able to find his mother and began a series of interviews with her and the extended family.  At the time of Paolo’s birth, his mother and father were separated and out of desperation his mother felt like she had no choice but to leave him at the hospital. After some time passed, Paolo’s mother and father reunited and began the process of regaining guardianship. They both underwent psychological therapy as well as parenting classes in hopes to have Paolo come home into their care.  Upon completion, the judge ruled in favor of Paolo’s reunification with his parents. We continued following up with Paolo and his parents and were … Continue reading

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February 23, 2015

Welcoming More Children to Fundación Esperanza

BOLIVIA UPDATE: Opening Our Doors to More Children Enjoy this update from Fundación Esperanza in Bolivia… “2015 is off to a great start for Fundación Esperanza (FE) in Bolivia. So far this year we’ve celebrated the opening of our transition home and we’ve welcomed 22 children from an orphanage that had to close its doors. As of February 2nd, FE now has 59 children under our care in 5 homes. Transition Home: We have welcomed 6 young ladies into the transition home who have “aged out” of other orphanages. The transition program exists to help young adults aging out of the orphanage environment to adapt to independent living while pursuing higher education or vocation. The program also exists to model and encourage responsibility based on faith in God as a firm foundation of life. Our goal is to create a secure environment where participants can study, learn life skills and … Continue reading

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April 7, 2014

Missionary Needed! {Advocate Opportunity}

Lifesong Bolivia (Fundacion Esperanza) We are seeking volunteers to serve in our orphanage in Bolivia. Be the hands and feet of Christ daily to children of all ages, infants to high school. Enjoy Cochabamba, the ‘city of eternal spring’ and the vibrant Bolivian culture! Opportunities for singles, couples, and families range from 8-week summer missions to 2 years or longer. Contact us for More Information Visit the Lifesong Bolivia page for more information on this project.

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March 3, 2014

For Just Such a Time as This {Lifesong Bolivia}

Please enjoy this update from Lifesong Bolivia… Amazed is the best word I can use to describe it, simply amazed! It is hard to believe that it has been four short months since Paolo, our first baby to arrive, came through the front door of the Baby House. As of today, God has entrusted us with 30 kids; Twenty-one in the Baby House, seven in the Boy’s Home and two young ladies in our Transition Program. We have 13 enrolled in school, nine in pre-K/elementary, two in middle school, one in high school and one in college. We are blessed with a Christ centered and committed indigenous staff of caregivers, a psychologist, social worker and administrator. The transformation is not limited to just numbers, we are also witnessing real LIFE change… TJ received a call requesting shelter for a child with “special needs”. The request was for us to keep … Continue reading

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June 19, 2013

New Orphan Care Initiative! // Lifesong Bolivia: Fundación Esperanza

Bolivia Background The South American country of Bolivia is home to more than 13,000 orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children who live without hope every day.  Of these 13,000 children, an estimated 5,000 live within the city of Cochabamba. While a small number of adoptions do occur each year, the vast majority of these children grow up either on the streets or in orphanages and institutions, completely unaware of what it is to be loved or told they are a precious creation of God.  While the future may currently be bleak for some, Fundación Esperanza (Hope Foundation), a ministry of Lifesong for Orphans, is committed to changing the trajectory of orphaned and vulnerable children in Bolivia. Learn more about the mission of Lifesong Bolivia>> Meet the Missionaries… Our family felt the call to serve in international missions in 2008, although we didn’t know how or where.  With all of the things we … Continue reading

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