This past weekend the HOPE worldwide-Bolivia team and members of the La Paz Church of Christ hosted a time of genuine encouragement called “Tú eres especial” for the moms (and their children) within Casa de Refugio, as well as for the girls within the orphanage of Niñas de Obrajes. On Saturday, the moms and kids from Refugio snuggled up together in the Broyles’ living room to read the book entitled “Tú eres especial” by Max Lucado. This book beautifully portrays how unique and special every person is to God, and how we each possess wonderful attributes. Afterwards the moms were served a delicious lunch, received a special gift and we shared with them about their unique and special character qualities. Similarly, on Sunday afternoon, the girls within the Niñas de Obrajes orphanage gathered together to hear John Basilio read this book to remind them of God’s love for them all. Each girl received a small gift while positive character qualities were shared about them in front of all the other girls.
The girls within these two homes are either orphans, or have experienced some form of abuse and abandonment. They battle with feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. HOPEworldwide–Bolivia treasures opportunities such as this past weekend to plant seeds of truth into the hearts and minds of these young people. Prayerfully, these seeds will blossom over time, ultimately enabling the girls to believe with confidence how truly special and valuable they are.