We are so excited to be able to introduce you to our two newest daughters. They have been with us since early May and are adjusting quite well to their new life. Victoria Alejandra will be four years old in June, and Dunia Carolina turned two in March. They are both pretty happy little girls. Victoria enjoys riding in the bus and singing invented songs. She also loves making sure people feel blessed after they have sneezed or coughed, saying ‘salud’ at least 5 times. Dunia is a little more skeptical and reserved. She loves waving and saying ‘hola’ and ‘adios.’ She also has the cutest little dance, moving only her shoulders, but wherever there is music those little shoulders are moving. We are so excited to have them as a part of our family, and we so look forward to them growing and becoming healthy. Please join us in prayer for them as they adjust to their new life. Below is the story of how they came to live with us.
Oscar had taken Wendy and her sisters to visit their family in Los Flores. Wendy thought the experience was very special, and I know you will enjoy hearing about bringing Victoria and Dunia home, from her viewpoint. Wendy loves very strongly, has a beautiful servant’s heart and always sees the best in people. We all love her a lot. You will hear from me again at the end with a little more info about our beautiful new girls, but for now that’s enough from me… Here’s Wendy’s perspective about bringing her new little sisters home.
“For me it was a blessing to be able to experience bringing the precious girls back to their new home at Heart to Heart. I went to visit my family in Los Flores. My parents told us that they were going to adopt the girls because their dad had died and their mom was mentally unstable. We thought it would be ok, but that it might be too much responsibility for my parents. It was then when Tio Oscar told us that they were going to be the newest members of our Heart to Heart family.
Once we decided to bring the girls back home, Tio asked me to go with the girls’ mother to their house, so that we could find the girls’ birth certificates. I told him I would go, but at the same time I was scared, because the mom seemed a little different. We arrived where she lived, but it was not a house. It was horrible where they lived. They practically have nothing. She had everything she owned in a bag, because there wasn’t any other place to store it. We started to look through her things to find the birth certificates. While we were going through her things, I noticed the plates, cups and silverware… they were so dirty, covered in dirt and visible germs. The clothes were so dirty, and there was no way for her to wash them. She didn’t have a place where she could lie down and rest. She had a lot of things outside, so that they could be collected and thrown away. It appeared that someone had already come by and burned some of the girls’ clothes, because they were so awful and dirty.
The girls have an older brother, and I told him that if he came with us, his life would change completely. He would have a home, food, clothes, and above all else, a chance to know God. The boy told me he did not want to come. It was his decision. Once I had the girls’ papers in my hands, we headed back to my family’s house. As we were walking back to the house, I started to talk to the mother about God. I told her that He loves her very much and that He will never leave her. She was very sad about her husband’s death the night before. I explained to her that God would give her peace, that He would replace the sadness in her heart with joy, and that He would walk with her and guide her. I told her that her babies would be in a better place, where they will be loved, be happy, and receive an education that will allow them to one day maybe support her. She listened to me very intently and accepted what I said. She told me she would take care of herself. When we got back to my parent’s house, we bathed the girls and dressed them. They looked just like God’s princesses. They saw the food on the table and were very excited to eat. It came time for us to leave. The girls said goodbye to their mom and came with us. At first the girls cried, but after they realized that we would take care of them, they began to trust us and it was very beautiful. Now, they are a part of our family and it is a blessing to have them with us. To be a part of this ministry is a big blessing. Thank you so much for all of your support. It is the biggest blessing that God has given me.”
Also, Please Welcome Baby Domini to the Heart to Heart Family