We ended the year at Torre Fuerte Home for Girls here in Arequipa, Peru with an abundance of blessings from the Living Stone Church at Lake Chelan, WA.

Tiffini Hawkins sacrificed having Christmas with her family and church. In doing so, she and her church blessed our family with goodies, gave a gift to be opened on Christmas Eve for each and every girl, AND each of the adults involved. This is a rarity for TF and these blessings were GREATLY appreciated by all!

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The evening included a delicious turkey dinner, gifts for everyone, and then a decorating competition between the dorm rooms.

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Tiffini was one of the judges for the decorating competition.

This was the youngest dorm:

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This was the middle dorm:

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The oldest girls had the winning dorm! They won a trip to the movie theater and a chicken dinner.

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After all of the festivities at TF, we went home to our house. At midnight, Tiffini was able to experience the almost indescribable fireworks from our rooftop. I wish I had pictures of her spinning in circles trying to capture the 360 degree display that went on for 45 minutes. Needless to say, this will be a Christmas that Tiffini will remember for many years to come. We sent her home with a handmade ornament (made from a gourd) as a little reminder. We also sent a Peruvian nativity set for the Living Stone Church as a big thank you and as a reminder of the blessing that they are to this ministry.

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