Come with us as we return to South America this summer to volunteer at La Casa De Fe, a home for abandoned and special needs children in Shell, Ecuador.

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” ~Mathew 19:14

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Geimy’s Blocks

by sara

One of the many things that we did while we were at Casa de Fe was to spend one-on-one time with the special needs kids. We did what therapy we could, and gave them lots of attention.

Sometimes that therapy was as simple as playing with toys. 6 1/2 year old Geimy (Jamie) loved playing with blocks.

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The green one was her favorite.

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We were trying to put the shapes back in the right holes in the lid…

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…but she thought they fit better in her mouth.

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Then we also tried putting the blocks in the bag.

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… dumping them out … putting them in ... dumping them out…

There were some weeks where we had tons of volunteers and we kind of bumped into each other trying to find a place to serve. While it could be frustrating, it was those weeks that we had more opportunity to do play times like these.

Playing was a simple way that I could show love and affection to the special needs kids.I did not know how to do intensive therapy, and I did not see a day and night change while I was there, but I knew that the 30 minutes of play time that we had was important in helping each child develop.

1 comment:

  1. Even better than helping with their development, I'm sure that one on one time made them feel loved, special, important, and happy. God bless all of you that were there sharing God's love with the children!

    Linda T. from OC