Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A "family reunion" in Mexico

This week was a major victory for Lisa and me.  We got to spend time with our three kids at the orphanage where they are temporarily being housed.  They had just been released from the Social Services holding center here in Monterrey after 7 long months of struggle. For those who don't know, our little girl Fernanda almost died of tetanus this summer while spending time with her family during vacation.  Through a series of unfortunate events, she and her siblings were released into the families custody, had a concrete block dropped on her foot, was not treated soon enough and ended up close to death in the hospital in Monterrey. Because of the seriousness of the illness and other events surrounding it, the three kids were taken into custody and we and our friends Jim and Betty at Back2Back Mexico have been fighting to get them released ever since. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dream Agents are real people too

Here is a "picture" of a normal day in the life of your Dream Agent Extraordinaire (LOL) from El Salvador, Michelle. Not only am I a Dream Agent, i am also a friend, wife, mother, daughter, sister, boss...and sometimes it is hard to juggle all those roles and make everyone happy all the time.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

iam1ru El Salvador - Day 7 - Sitting in the back!

I missed days 5 and 6 as I was very sick.  During those days when I was out for the count the team took a bunch of homeless folks to the beach for a day.  Sounds crazy but very impacting.  They continued to work on the building that will eventually be used to bring hope to the homeless and prostitutes.  They delivered a mattress to the family we built the house for.