The self-portraits below are of the children who were sponsored this year at El Centro de Amistad y Apoyo. Check back at the end of 2017 to get more information on how you can be a part of Christmas at The Center!
Towards the end of September, Tom and Ruth, two long time friends (note, Tom and Ruth, I didn't say old friends) came down to spend the week with Collin, Matias and I. We decided to take them to Yunga Pampa, a rustic hut built on the edge of the altiplano where it plunges down into the jungle several thousand feet below. Including the guide we had to […]
Who'd've thought the simple pleasure of a vase of roses on my desk and a gentle breeze through my window could be the source of so much trouble and inconvenience?!It was a sunny, quiet Saturday afternoon in May and Collin and I were talking about all the places in Bolivia we wanted to visit. After 8 years in Bolivia, I'd seen very few of the […]
Ok, so now that I have you reading, the cow wasn't shot with a gun, but rather given a shot by a vet. And it wasn't a cow, it was a bull. A very grumpy bull. Who was feeling rather cross after his not-so-pleasant shot with a big, thick needle. And then I came to visit and sat down on a rock within the reach of the bull on its tether.As I sat, t […]
I know, I know. I already posted about Reading Buddies last year, but it was such a beautiful time this last Friday that I can't help myself.Usually when the kids are outside, they can't resist playing on the playground and play equipment. Last Friday, almost the entire Center was quietly reading outside! Some were even reading on the play equip […]