Written by Rick Weesner -- adoptive father, pastor, and Project Hope staff member Bethany Christian Services has re-opened its adoption program in Colombia. I had the privilege of traveling to Bogota with their awesome team to visit some of the orphanages with which we are working. We are excited to be part of the team [...]

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Written by Rick Weesner -- an adoptive father, pastor, and Project Hope staff member. The great thing about working for Project Hope and advocating for children is that I get to visit orphanages. One of the hazards of visiting the orphanages of Colombia is that I want to take all of the children home. I see [...]

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Caren shared her thoughts with us on her local church in Bogota.  This church is our home church in Bogota, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with them in ministry! My family and I have attended this church for about 6 years.  It is now a place where we can meet with [...]

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Cristian is in 5th grade and is 10 years old.  He loves to play soccer, and has been attending both English and Drumming classes at the Community Center. Cristian says his favorite thing about attending classes is that not only does he learn new things, but he also gets to show people the new things [...]

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Whom have I in heaven but You?     And earth has nothing I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail,     but God is the strength of my heart     and my portion forever.   This biblical passage comforts me in bad or difficult moments.  It reminds me that I have God in my heart, [...]

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We recently asked Caren to tell us about what she does for fun with her friends, and she sent the following message.  It is a great reminder of the similar things that all teenage girls deal with, and that despite our differences we have so much in common. Caren with one of her closest friends, [...]

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Nicol is 10 years old and in 5th grade.  She has recently joined the Prado Community Center, and participates in both drumming and English classes. Nicol says that her favorite things about the classes are making new friends and having fun.  In English class she has learned colors, numbers, and the names of family members. [...]

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  It's difficult to put into words what 3 days at CRAN was like.  I experienced lots of hugs, big brown eyes, happy faces, sad faces, lonely faces, arms around my legs, funny giggles from my crazy "Spanglish"...it took me back to when we were here working to bring our Caroline and Marta home (2 [...]

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Todays update: Yesterday after helping some people make jewelry to sell, the group went to a bakery and watched the Colombia soccer game. I'm telling you, these people are so into soccer... every store, restaurant we passed was packed with people watching the game, not taking their eyes of the TV, and let me tell [...]

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Day 1 Today was awesome. We got to meet the CRAN kids. The littles were adorable... especialy the little boy who walks up to me and hugs me.    I also got to play soccer with some of them during their game time.  Later we made jewerly to help the kids of Prado.  I really liked playing [...]

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