Thank you, Dentists!

We are so thankful for a group of dentists from Eastside Church who come down to our home and care for our kids every couple of months.  It is a huge blessing for our kids (and staff too!) to know they can have their teeth cared for!  If you live close enough to come visit our home and have a specialty of any sort that you would like to share with us (dental, medical, educational, etc.) please let us know! ...

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Who are the "Super Pandas"?

My name is Heidi Landes. My family and I are currently helping at TCM with child sponsorship and  some other things (like writing blog posts). We have four kids, ages 7-13.  Recently, my 10 yr old daughter and I have started a small group with the 5th and 6th grade girls at TCM.  At our first meeting, the girls decided to name the group “Super Pandas”.  A little random, but that is what they chose!   We are meeting weekly. ...

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Perla… future missionary!

Meet Perla, one of our girls. She has lived with us for about 3 years, due to many problems in her own family.  She is finishing junior high this year so that she can go on to high school next year. She is a bright girl who was top of her class last year. This year, she had some difficulties, but she has persevered through them, and with the help of the staff and volunteers here, she is now back ...

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Want to join our Birthday Club?

Yesterday a Child Sponsor came to TCM and threw a birthday bash for one of our girls! We had a dinner of pasta, bread, and salad, followed by a chocolate cake! It was fantastic!

Most importantly it made the birthday girl feel loved and valued and special.

We thought, wouldn’t it be great if all our kids could have a party on their birthday? We average around 7 birthdays a month (some months more, some less), and we don’t have the extra money ...

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Will you help these two girls go to nail school?

Update: Both girls are sponsored ! Thank you sponsors!

 

Meet Estefania and Janet.  They are both sixteen and are roommates.  They are opposites in some ways… Estefania is extraverted, bubbly and talkative, while Janet is introverted, soft-spoken and gentle.  But both of them are hard workers and always finding ways to help around here.  They are wonderful girls and we are excited about a new opportunity for their future!

They have the chance to attend a one-month program which will teach them ...

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Thank you, Vitamix!

The Vitamix company generously donated two commercial-grade blenders to our orphanage- one for TJ and another for Rosarito! This is very exciting, as our smaller blenders break down often frequently need to be replaced.

Our cooks (Alma and Mayra) were both beside themselves with excitement and gratitude. Both wanted to say “thank you!” to the Vitamix company for their generosity.

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Christmas Party!

We are thankful that people who love our kids throw Christmas parties for us!  Here are some of the pictures from the day Santa came with presents for everyone!

The kids sang!

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We also had a duet and two different dances by groups of ...

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Happy Friday Dinner by Estefania!

Estafania has been at our home since the summer. She is a bright, spunky, smart girl who loves the Lord and loves to help!  Her dream is to open her own restaurant someday… serving Mexican (of course) and Italian (?) specialities.  So, some volunteers here at the home gave her the chance to practice… she created a menu and shopping list and they bought all that she needed. Then she prepared an Italian feast for all the kids and staff ...

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Thanksgiving 2014

We received donations of pies, turkeys and funding to buy the rest of the Thanksgiving feast. It was a great day!

Preparations… Chris and a few kids decorated!

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Sara took charge of the cooking early in the morning, with some helpers.

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Thanksgiving Crafts!

Wave Church (from San Diego) brought some folks for  their first visit to TCM today.  Several sponsors were able to meet their kids, and they did some fun Thanksgiving crafts with the kids.  We look forward to an ongoing partnership with them in the future!

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