Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dresses for Bolivia

I know many of you have seen some of these photos on Facebook, but I wanted to show them all here. Maybe you will even be able to pick out the one you made!!

The crowds were huge and I wasn't going to hand out dresses if all the girls weren't going to be able to get one.
The first place we gave them out was a small day care. If these kids weren't here, they would be on the streets with their parents peddling a variety of goods. There are 2 of these centers and the vision is to have 10 all over the city.






 This little place was in a much poorer area then we had been in. They are so precious!

 This is Gaby who started the garbage dump ministry(Faith Seeds)  in Guatemala. She was hired as one of our interpreters for the week.
 Our whole team pitched in!

 Later in the week we drove quite a ways to a village .  





 One last stop was supposed to be an orphanage but instead we found about 20 girls from ages 14-19 studying. We were able to do our drama and give them the message of the hope of Jesus Christ. Then a handful of children arrived.




We drove out to the water well dedication and this little girl was right by our van when we parked. 
 This was where she lived. 
 Maggie was our local guide for the week. She has a really big heart for the kids of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. I gave her the bag I had been toting the dresses around in all week.
I had quite a few dresses left so I gave them to the pastors wife at the church we attended on Sunday to hand out to the needy.

And Gaby said she had room in her suitcase to bring these home to her "Kids" in Guatemala. She promised to send photos, although she may save them for Christmas gifts.

Here's the bed in my hotel room that I had them all laid out on. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much!!

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking us along on this journey

    ReplyDelete
  2. Bless you, Lori! What a wonderful mission. You can see the joy in those little faces after receiving their dresses. I'm glad I read this before going to work. A great way to start my day.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for these photos ! Very touching......

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such sweet looking children. What a good thing you and the group have done.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love what you have done here, Lori. Thanks for the photos of your experience, giving us a taste of the joy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. All I can say is, thank you so much for all your hard work!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So glad to have been a part of your Dresses for Bolivia project. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing such wonderful photos!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A beautiful post with lots of beautiful smiles :0)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Absolutely wonderful, Lori! Great post to start the day!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Awesome photos, Lori!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

    Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
  11. It is wonderful to share your experience with you and to see all of the beautiful dresses being worn by the children.
    May the Lord bless you as you have blessed so many, feel better soon.

    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is a great post. So nice to see the children happy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. So sweet. Very rewarding experience!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for opening up this opportunity for us to help. We all can't get on the plane, but it was fabulous to see those precious faces of those young girls. So much that we take for granted here could be life changing for them. These photos are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Precious children, happy smiles. I loved taking part in this project and I m thrilled that some of our dresses will go to Guatemala too. What a wonderful mission you did , Lori.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a wonderful experience, lovely pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  17. What wonderful photos. Looks like they really love the dresses. Hey, I think one of the photos shows one of the dresses that I made :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a wonderful time you had! Thanks for letting us be a small part of your trip by making dresses for the sweet little girls.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The smiles were worth a thousand words.

    ReplyDelete
  20. OMG so touching! thanks for posting so many wonderful photos. They are such happy beautiful people!

    ReplyDelete

I love to reply to comments or a question. If you are on noreply-comment@blogger.com I have no way of contacting you. Please leave an email address. If you need help changing the setting please email me.

Because of the recent uptake in spam I am no longer allowing anonymous comments. If you want to comment feel free to send me an email as I would love to hear from you!

Archive

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin