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 16, 2011

Greis’ Vacation

by sara

Greis (whose hand you have been praying for) is one of the kids who is at Casa de Fe because her family loves her and wants to give her the opportunity to get the medical attention that she needs. Her father comes to visit her regularly and check on her progress.

Greis’ family has wanted to bring her home for a visit, and because she was healing up so well they figured it would be a good time. After receiving detailed instructions about how to keep Greis’ hand clean and dry, the family headed home for a visit. The plan was for Greis to be with them for 5 days and then to come back on Wednesday of  last week (she had an appointment at the hospital).

Patti Sue warned us that there was a large chance that she may not be back, which is a consideration with any “visit.” The parents may decide that they are able to care for their child and just choose to never come back to say goodbye. It is wonderful when a child can live with their loving family, but it is also hard because you never know when you will see them again.

So when Greis left with her dad we said a quick good-bye, told her to have fun, then we snapped a photo and walked back into the house.

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Greis and her dad along with some other relatives.

We went on with our week and got busy the next week with VBS. Because of the craziness of the schedule I was so surprised to turn around one day and see Greis! She had gotten back a few minutes ago and jumped right into the VBS. Our smiley Greis had come back after all.

I gave her a big hug and told her how happy I was to see her. I know that sometime soon she will be headed home for good, but I am happy that I get to spend at least a little more time with her.

1 comment:

  1. That is great that her family realized the need for her to continue and finish her treatment. And great that you got to see her again. :-)

    Linda T. from OC