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Just received word lately that Luvin will be able to be here for Christmas…he has gotten the grades and good behavior to get permission to leave the property for a bit. I AM SO EXCITED to have him here with me. I haven’t gotten to spend much time with him since he went to the other facility because he needed to have time to adjust and rehabilitate some from his street life and get in a routine with rules and such. We have visited several times, but he’s not been able to leave the property for weekends or anything.

YAY YAY YAY…gonna be a house full of boys this Christmas.

For those of you who may not know, Carlos, Eduardo, and Saul have moved in and are living here now full time as well. So we’re having fun with a Christmas tree and lights and baking cookies and allowing them a home this Christmas.

I look back at the times I knew God was leading me to invest in these little lives and am so grateful that I listened regardless of how much flack I received because they were the “bad” kids. I can’t imagine missing out on this with all of them. I’m watching God change them each day and I am humbled to be able to play a part in any of this for or with them.

Sometimes all it takes is someone to believe that you’re better than the way you are acting. I know I needed someone to love me in spite of my actions and love me into being better.

By the way Carlos announced to us out of the blue the other night that he wants to be baptized, and Eduardo went away to a teen camp with the church this weekend. Good things are happening.

Please keep us in your prayers as we attempt to love on and direct them in ways that are pleasing to God. It’s a whole new world, but we’re loving it!!

I’m a firm believer that a house is made for filling up…guess God believes my house is for filling up too. I like that!!

Blessings on you this day.


2 responses »

  1. Great news, Jen! I am proud of you for not giving up on those boys when others might have.I pray for you all as you grow closer to God with his sons.

  2. PRAISE THE LORD!!You tell my boys I love and miss them dearly…. so, So, SO proud of them 🙂


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