Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos – Guatemala

Thursday started with a bang. Neighbors to the orphanage figured they had waited long enough and began popping off mortar rounds at around 5 AM.  Guatemalans do love their fireworks this time of year. Jan Leiritz, the director of the orphanage stopped by at about 7:45 and for the next three hours we talked about…

Welcome to Guatemala

 Wednesday 3AM. The first miracle — I’m out the door on time to catch my flight in Milwaukee.  Out of darkness of Interstate 94 I was greeted by a billboard I had never seen before. It simply said “Children are a gift from God.” Talk about your signs, even I could get that one. I…

The Christmas Orange

 I’d like to tell you a story my grandmother told me when I was six or seven years old. We had gone to her home for Thanksgiving dinner and the drive was rather a long one. I had filled the time with making a list of all the things that I wanted for Christmas that…

16 Days – 12 Orphanages

 A team from the World Orphan Fund will arrive tomorrow at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Parramos, Guatemala. It will be our second time at the Orphanage and the first of twelve orphanages we will visit over the next sixteen days. Following NPH, we will visit eleven additional orphanages in Guatemala and Honduras: HogarMadre Anna Vitiello Orphanage…

Cold War Kids

Because members of the Russian Parliament were bent out of shape by the U.S. calling their country out for human rights abuses, they decided they would take it to a whole new level by passing a bill to make it illegal for American families to adopt Russian children. The Russian measure was developed in retaliation for a…