Loving on my Canaries (Fall 2013)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Los Patos y Las Ardillas!!

Patos y Ardillas!!! These two groups are the oldest children at the center. The Patos/Ducks are the older boys and the Ardillas/Squirrels are the older girls. These children range from about 3 to 10 years old. There is a school teacher at the center, so during the week the children attend school for a few hours each morning. When teams are at the center we do a lot of crafts and Bible stories with the children as well! The Ducks and Squirrels are so much fun to work with in the center! So, here they are:

Los Patos: 
Aberlardo is 2 years and 10 months old.

Antony is 3 years and 8 months old.

Brandy is 1 year and 10 months old.

Domingo is 4 and a half years old.

Edwin is 3 years and 3 months old.

Elder is 2 years and 11 months old.

Elias is 3 years and 8 months old.
Twins, Gerson and Andres, are 3 years and 11 months old.

Hugo is 6 years and 11 months old.

José Mauricio is 7 years and 4 months old.

Luis Fernando is 4 years and 4 months old.

Manuel is 3 years and 2 months old.

Marvin Alfredo is 3 years old.

Mauricio is 5 years and 2 months old.

Ronaldiño is 2 years and 7 months old.

Samuel is 13 years old.

Walter is 2 years and 11 months old.

Las Ardillas:

Angela is 6 years old.

Angelica just turned 10 years old on October 12th!

Cindy is 3 and a half years old.

Elvira is 6 years old.

Evelyn just turned 2 years old on October 14th!

Kimberly Guadalupe is 4 and a half years old.

Lesvia is 3 years and 9 months old.

Maria Asunción is 5 years old.

Maria Elena is 4 years and 3 months old.

Odilia is 5 years and 10 months old.

Rosario just turned 3 years old on October 6th!

The Ducks love to rough-house and play futbol and just run around and be crazy. The Squirrels love dolls and they really enjoy “playing pretend.” Cierra and I have really enjoyed getting to know each of their personalities and each group has picked their “favorite” intern. Anytime we walk by the Ducks they all yell out “Cierra! Cierra!” and whenever we are around the Squirrels they are screaming “Raquel! Raquel!” So, typically at bedtime Cierra will be rough-housing with the boys while I am in the squirrels getting put to bed and woken up to eat. All of the children, Ducks and Squirrels alike, love to sing songs so we are always singing with them, in Spanish of course! They also all enjoy learning English, so we will teach them various words throughout the day. Their favorite words include “shoes” and “stinky.” They are a really fun group to work with and I love walking into a room and hearing our names called out because they know and love us!

Also, I have some awesome news!! This weekend while Cierra and I were in Antigua meeting our fantastic team from Florida Hospital several children were moved around in the center. Delmi (one of our newer canaries) was moved to the Bunnies! Hilda and Edwin went from the Bunnies to the Chicks! And, Claudia, Adalin, and Ana (aka Anita) all moved from the Chicks to the Squirrels! We are so excited that they have all moved up, especially Anita!! She has been ready to move into the Squirrels for so long and she is finally with them and able to attend school! Please say some extra prayers for these children as they learn their new daily routines.

More news: two new children came to the center yesterday! Please keep these sweet girls in your prayers as they transition into life here at the center.

This is Sara. She is 3 years old and is our newest Squirrel. She has been very upset and missing her Mama, so please say some extra prayers for her!
This is Sophia. She is almost 5 months old and is our newest Canary. Currently she is quarantined in her room because she is sick, so please pray for healing for this sweet baby!

Thank you for all your prayers and support!
Love Always,

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