January we started the year with about 25 girls at the Torre Fuerte Home for Girls.
Learning Korean, while others were learning Portuguese (visiting from Brazil), and the little ones were learning dance
Some of the younger girls went out for a fun day at the Plaza de Armas with Ella (from England) who has been helping to bring volunteers to the home through her organization, Volunteer Peru.
February was just life as usual, spending quality time with the girls. They had visitors from Spain this month, too.
We took a trip to Lima to get our residency started but instead it turned out to be some well-needed family time of fun and adventure.
April we went to Ana Belen’s moving up ceremony at her culinary institute
For Luke’s 13th birthday we went horseback riding
May we had visitors from Southwest Airlines including Scott’s sister, Julie
A simulation of an airline safety speech
June brought us a new daughter-in-law. We celebrated at Lake Tahoe for Josh and Jennie’s wedding.
Daniel graduated with high honors from nursing school
July was a wonderful time with family in Florida. Scott, Katie, Michelle, Stephanie, Daniel, Luke, Mom and Dad H.
Michelle Rose celebrated her 3rd birthday!
August we had some fun family time at the beach in Florida.
When we returned to Peru we had a new granddaughter, Rachel Isabella waiting for us!
A very typical sight at TF
October we were blessed with a visit from our daughter, Katie and we squeezed in some time to go horseback riding.
And some quality time with her new niece, Rachel Isabella!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner together as a family.
December we had a short, but very special, visit with a very special friend, Jake Beaty.
We closed out the year with about 40 girls at TF. We were very blessed to have spent time with all these people this past year (& many others, especially while we were in the USA!) Unfortunately, as we’ve seen an influx of new girls at TF, we’ve also had some very special ones leave. Seeing girls leave TF (for whatever reason) is always hard on the heartstrings but we know that the Lord is with each of them wherever they are. Please join us in holding them up in prayer.