Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blockades and Babies

Sticks and Stones... and Barrels. It's blockade time!
 Today the Tias had a workshop at Casa de Amor, House 1. Hannah asked us if we could help out with the babies for the afternoon. We said that we could, not knowing that today would be a "blockade" day! Our car is currently at the mechanics for the week getting an engine overhaul, so we set out in public transportation. Our "Q" micro driver let us out at Km. 11 on Blanco, so we could walk down to Km 10. and get the "R" on the other side of the blockades. The kilometer we walked looked like a war zone. I had brought my camera, for once, and was able to get some pictures! We have been in Bolivia long enough that this kind of stuff is normal. I have to think, "Oh, this wouldn't happen back home. I should do a blog about it!" Emily said that we looked like tourists snapping pictures of ourselves... I don't think she liked that very much!

Walking our blockaded kilometer.

Rudi and Paula enjoying the walk!

Our tourist pose! The sun was fuerte!
Getting to hang out with the babies at House 1 made it all worthwhile, as we knew it would...

This picture is for you, Lindsey! A. is as cute as ever!

A. and Clara. Love those smiles!
Our beloved S.!!

 I think the baby that gets the most changed vote from me is our "heart surgery" baby, Daniel. He is all over the place and into everything. The blurry photo below is the best I could do! M. loved having his picture taken. He is turning into a personality plus! A lot of the babies at the baby home have paperwork ready or almost ready for their adoptions. Please pray that God will send Christian families to adopt them! They are each a treasure. We were glad we got through the blockades to be able to spend a couple hours with them. The big kids all wanted a spot on Rudi's lap. He maxed out at  four at one time! It truly was a privilege to spend part of the afternoon at House 1!
Daniel and M. 
By the time we headed home all the blockades were cleaned up and you could hardly tell they had ever happened. It made our trip home a lot faster and easier! The picture of Rudi and Clara below was taken on our "road" to our house. You can see why we feel at home out here in the country!
Rudi and Clara with a friendly neighbor!! 
There is a water canal that flows throughout our neighborhood. It was empty tonight, but Ruth likes to walk in it regardless!
Ruth posing in the water canal!
 The boys had stayed home together and one of the things they did was create a crane out of wood and odds and ends! We thought it was photo worthy!!
   Thanks for joining us on another adventure in Bolivia. We will leave you with this thought, "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate." Psalm 127:3-5
Clancy and Myles and "The Crane"


  1. Hahaha, i was taking pictures out my window today of Blanco Gallindo! Hopefully the worst of it is over!

  2. You had a front row seat for all the action. I heard that the Tias and boys and girls got gassed on their way past after school... Ahh the joys of Bolivia!