Face of my Father

Rostro Del Padre AC

Face of My Father Children´s Home is a home for orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in San Marcos, Jalisco, Mexico, offering children a new beginning and a safe, loving environment where they can grow and thrive .  The home received it´s first child in May of 2009.  It has room for up to 10 children at a time, girls and boys, and as of 2014 has cared for 17 different children.  It is a Mexican Civil Association and is sustained purely by donations and child sponsors.

Spring Break

Breaks from school are always a fun time when we can do things together that during the school year there just isn´t time for.  Here are some highlights from Spring Break.

On the first official day of Spring Break we took the kids to Guadalajara.  See previous posts for photos of that trip. 

Then we concentrated on Holy Week.  Resurrection Sunday was coming and we did various activities to focus our eyes on Jesus dying and rising again.  We made yarn egg decorations with which we decorated the tables at church on Easter Sunday, made cross posters with other children at church on Good Friday, talked at home about each day leading up to Jesus´s death, enjoyed a lamb dinner with other brothers and sisters at church and had an egg hunt.    

Making yarn egg decorations

Making yarn egg decorations

Easter Sunday breakfast at church

Easter Sunday breakfast at church

Katia making a cross poster

Katia making a cross poster

Showing the cross pictures at church

Showing the cross pictures at church

Emily helps Gaby find eggs

Emily helps Gaby find eggs

Miguel with his stash

Miguel with his stash

The second week of break was spent doing homework, reading books, going to the park, and playing water games to celebrate the warm weather.  On the last day of break we made a bonfire with some friends and gobbled up hot dogs and roasted marshmallows.  

Katia, Toño, Juan, and Chepe working hard to get homework done

Katia, Toño, Juan, and Chepe working hard to get homework done

Toño shows off his chalk creation

Toño shows off his chalk creation

Bonfire grub

Bonfire grub

Roasting marshmallows.  Good bye Spring Break!

Roasting marshmallows.  Good bye Spring Break!