Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday's Child--Evelyn

Photo courtesy of Kelcy Gallagher.
We have two Evelyns at Casa de Fe. We introduced you to "Big Evelyn" a few months ago, and today we are introducing you to "Little Evelyn". This tiny girl was brought to Casa de Fe by her mother in January 2013 when she decided that she couldn't provide the proper care for her. Little Evelyn was born with cerebral palsy, and we have also learned that she suffers from "absence seizures". She is receiving proper medical care and doing well here at Casa de Fe.

If you would like to contribute to Evelyn's life by becoming her sponsor, please visit the Casa de Fe Child Sponsorship page for more information. For only $45/month, you can help us to continue to provide 24 hour care, food, clothing, medical care, and an education for Evelyn.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday's Child--Naomi

Many of the friends of Casa de Fe are already familiar with Naomi. She came to us in May 2013, presented by a woman we assume was her mother as "a gift". Naomi (or Maria Belen as we later found out was her birth name) was a very sick little girl. By God's grace, she was able to receive her needed surgeries; and today, she is a happy, growing, and thriving little girl. 

Naomi when she first came to Casa de Fe
Naomi, Christmas 2013

Would you consider helping us to provide care for Naomi? For only $45/month, you can become her sponsor. In so doing, you make it possible for Casa de Fe to continue to provide all that Naomi needs. For more information about sponsoring Naomi, please visit the Casa de Fe Sponsorship page.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Meet the Staff Monday--Kelcy

Kelcy served as a teacher here at Casa de Fe during the 2011/2012 school year. She has just returned from her home-state of Alaska for a long-term service commitment, and we are all excited to have her back!

How long have you lived in Ecuador/worked at Casa de Fe?
I lived and worked here at Casa de Fe for a year in 2011, went home for a year to finish school, and I moved back here in October 2013. 

What did you do before you came here?
Before coming to Casa de Fe, I was going to school full-time and working full-time at a restaurant in Anchorage. I was also volunteering in my local church.

Why did you decide to come here?
I felt called to be a missionary, especially in Latin America, so when my friend Alison started working at Casa de Fe, I decided to come visit. I fell in love with the kids and really loved the mission and vision that Casa de Fe has for the kids. I knew the Lord was at work here, and I wanted to be a part of it.

What is your job/role at Casa de Fe?
I run the Child Sponsorship Program. I assist the Donations Coordinator. I work in Child Development, which means I get to play with the kids. I also work in youth ministry with the older girls.

What is your favorite thing about Ecuador/your job at CdF?
I love the people of Ecuador. They are very friendly, and I love the laid back lifestyle. It helps that the scenery is beautiful and there is just so much culture here. I love the variety of jobs I get to do. I feel like I get to see many aspects of the ministry.

What is your least favorite thing about Ecuador/your job at Casa de Fe?
My least favorite thing about Ecuador is probably the rainy season, it's pretty brutal! Also, they don't sell Cheez-its. 

How can our readers pray for you?
Pray that I would be able to find rest. Life gets pretty crazy here, and it's easy to say 'yes' to everything. I want to make sure I have time to spend with the Lord. Also, as I learn more about the kids and their stories, it's easy for me to get really angry at the parents so pray that I would learn to love the parents of our kids, and that we would have the opportunity and grace to share the love of Jesus with them.

To learn even more about Kelcy's adventures in Ecuador, visit her blog--Kelcy in Ecuador!