God has blessed me immensely with the privilege of being raised in a Christian, homeschooling family, and missions focused churches. Since I was 20 years old, I've had the joy and great responsibility of founding/running children's homes in Bolivia, South America.
Iíve now lived in Cochabamba, Bolivia, for five years. At one point my parents and three younger sisters were all here serving alongside me but they've relocated to Texas and Tennessee.
My life is extremely full overseeing the "Casa de Amor Children's Homes" (41 children, 20 full time staff members, and any number of international volunteers on a daily basis) and I live out of the Baby Home (21 babies/toddlers currently).
There's rarely a dull moment!
I'm part of Cochabamba International Church's praise team, usually playing keyboard/piano but in years past...bass! I also love guitar and use it when we need "portable" music.
For more about life at Casa de Amor in Bolivia (and pics!): http://hogardeamor.blogspot.com
For more about serving here with us, see: http://www.casadeamor.org/volunteering.html
Bible, missionary biographies, When Invisible Children Sing, What Every Church Member Should Know about Poverty, Ordinary Woman Extraordinary Faith: Autobiography of Patricia St. John, Always Enough: God's Miraculous Provision among the Poorest Children on Earth, Lena: My One Hundred Children, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?, Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Made to Stick, Foreign to Familiar, Tiny Titan, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, Lord of the Abandoned, End of the Spear, Bruchko, Material World: A Global Potrait, Wild Swan, Bill Bryson books, etc....
Hi Jen, welcome to HSA!! What timing... the day you joined, my family was enjoying a visit from a friend who works in a Christian children's home in Guatemala. I'm hoping to go see her (and help out a little!) next summer. I'm so glad to find out that you're doing the same thing in Bolivia. Have a blessed day!
Welcome to hsa. Do you know the grays down there? They are my relatives down there. From what I have heard they know the ppl at the 3rd house in the same place you are at. Anyway just thought I would ask enjoy the site