Casa Aleluya Blog: “Stories of Hope”

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Jakelin Alvarez Contreras

Jakelin grew up at Casa and is now part of the Kitchen Team serving the children and staff. She loves the ministry and being able to be used by God to minister to children who have gone through similar situations she and her siblings have gone through. Casa…

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Ana Gabriela Garcia Pineda

Ana has grown up at Casa Aleluya, increasing her education and becoming a part of the Kitchen Team serving meals to the children and staff. The contributions you make to Casa Aleluya have had a great impact on my life and the lives of the children who live…

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Pamela Yahaira Perez

Working with the children as a nanny, Pamela provides unconditional love and support at the Los Angelitos Dorm. Currently, she is working on studying Social Management to help proved more opportunities for the children at Casa. She knows God has called her to share his unconditional love with…

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Mirna Lily Flores Mendoza

Mirna helps in the problematic areas with the children and adolescents of Casa Aleluya. Growing up at Casa, she overcame obstacles to excel spiritually, personally, and academically. She also likes to help with the activities that develop the talents and skills of young people. These activities help them…

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Katerin Yhise Muñoz

Growing up at Casa Aleluya, Katerin understand first hand how important family and working together to help everyone. She works to provide different activities for the little children of the dorm and is currently studying pre-primary education to help deal with the various problems the children in the…

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Esdras Mizrain Bran Cabrejo

As dorm parents to the young ladies in the Doncellas House, Esdras and Marlin support the young women spiritually, emotionally, and musically. Both have had their challenges in life, but have seen that with God’s help, anything is possible. Working with the young ladies and helping them through…

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Minor Orlando

Twenty-five years ago an ambulance arrived with an 18-month old little boy whom the court psychologists determined was mentally handicapped. Dottie just fell in love with him. He could not walk or talk or even sit up. Patty Ruth who was one of our teenagers at the time…

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Gladys

In 1989 the Lord sent us a child who was terribly abused and unloved. When I went to the government home to get her she was only 8 years old and refused to even look at me. I took her to buy clothes and to get something to…

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Josue

In 1989 Dottie and I arrived in Guatemala with fear and trembling not with great overcoming faith. My mind was filled with questions such as: "What have I done?" and "Did I really hear God call me to do this?". Two months later a 5 month old baby…

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Marlin

Marlin took Luis horseback riding. She arrived at Casa a number of years ago and has received her pharmaceutical representative and is now working on a second college degree. She is director of Children's Church and also works in the elementary school here at Casa. Marlin has 2 sisters…

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Analy and Marlin

Friendship has a way of making life more tolerable when the odds are against you. Analy was the young girl who came to our gate as a young teen and said "Every girl in my village has been sexually abused by the gangs and I want to be…

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Sandy Karina: Physical Therapist

Sandy Karina came here before she was 5 years of age. She has been a faithful student and has studied physical therapy in the university and currently is working at an organization with handicapped children.

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Keyser: Believe for a miracle

Keyser is our latest child to arrive who has kidney failure and is having dialysis. His parents actually took him to the hospital with a small suitcase and left him there asking that Dr Lou would care for him.

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JonJon-walking the walk

JonJon was here for many years and was so handicapped physically. A couple in the Far West fell in love with him. They adopted him and he has been an inspiration in his church, school and throughout the community. They saved his life. He brings joy every where…

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Edgar – Never give up

Edgar is an example of a child unwilling to quit, determined to succeed and refusing to see himself as handicapped. He was abandoned by his mother and never knew his father. His grandmother was confined to a wheelchair and begged in the streets. Edgar pushed her amongst the…

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Waiting for a Miracle

Jose', Luis, Wendy, Sindy and Marjorie are the 5 children undergoing dialysis. Luis is on a machine for 8 hours each night while the other 4 are having dialysis 4 times a day every day. Our desire is to have each of the children on a machine since that…

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A Happy Reunion

Eight years ago, 2004, two young teenage girls arrived at Casa. They were not natural sisters but they became the dearest of friends. Nancy was sent here because her father had passed away and her mother was extremely poor working in a market selling vegetables. Dina had just…

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Another Miracle

A number of years ago I was called to our gate and there was a young 14 year old girl standing there, She said "Would you take my sisters?" My answer was "I cannot just take children without paper work from a judge. What about your parents?" She…

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A Miracle Reunion

Today is July 2, 2011 and 17 years ago a child who had no name came to Casa. It was deemed to be about 5 years old and the judge named him Byron Rene'. He never knew who he was or who his family was. He has been…

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Work of Love

This older boy is Aroldo Alexander Arqueta Ramirez who has been here at Casa for more than 12 years. He is 24 years old and has graduated as a nurse. He works full time with our medical staff as well as attending the university. His desire is to…

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