It’s been a looong time since my last post, so there’s a lot of catching up to do. Let’s jump right in.

We’ve had three new arrivals at the Torre Fuerte home since August. I’ll be adding these young ladies to the “bios” page, with a little background for each one. For now, let me just show you a picture and give you the name of each girl.


In order of their arrival, the first is Edi, the second Julia Rosa, and the third, Ana Belen. We welcome each of these girls to the big TF family!

IMG_5696I had a little adventure in the end of November, heading to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where I was honored to be the best man in the wedding of my good friend Jake Beaty. He and his new wife, Jennifer, are ministering to a big crew of little ones, as well as a completely different group of street kids. It was great to see Jake again, to meet Jennifer, and to get a glimpse of the ministry they share.

While I was gone, a couple of churchIMG_5916 groups, from Lima and Trujillo, came to TF to minister to our girls. They brought gifts, shared their hearts with the girls, involved them in evangelism and helping the poor, and in the process bonded very strongly with our girls. I was able to catch the tearful goodbyes here.

December 8th was a big day for us. The youth of the Torre Fuerte Church put together a big fund-raising event to help the girls’ home with the always difficult month of December.


There were games, tons of great food, and live music. It was great to see the youth take on such a big project, and to do all that work for others. A big, big thanks to the TF youth!


And finally, a couple of videos to give you a taste of the Christmas preparations going on at the Torre Fuerte home. Enjoy!!

A new tradition is starting: decorating Christmas cookies with Leslie!
A decorating party!

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