Fort Worth Mission Team’s Visit to La Familia

During the Fort Worth mission team’s visit to La Familia, several of the children — several of whom are now adults and living away from La Familia — who grew up together at La Familia held a reunion to celebrate what La Familia has meant to them and to catch up on what’s going on in each of their lives. Isabel and her family along with Karla (who now lives in Lawrenceville, GA) and Raquel date back to the late 1990s when they first came to La Familia.
 
Below are two photographs of children many of you will remember.

Left to Right on the back row of the first photograph: Isabel Urbina and her son, Josue, Isabel’s brother Juan, sister, Alicia, Karla Frye, Isabel’s youngest sister, Mary Fernanda, with the ball cap: Caesar and his son, Isabel’s sister, Jasmin, Caesar’s brother, Luis Angel and his wife.  Caesar and Luis Angel live and work in Palmarito about two miles from La Familia. Front Row: Raquel and her two children, Cristofer Emmanuel and Luz.
Left to Right on the back row: Isabel Urbina and her son, Josue, Isabel’s brother Juan, sister, Alicia, Karla Frye, Isabel’s youngest sister, Mary Fernanda, with the ball cap: Caesar and his son, Isabel’s sister, Jasmin, Caesar’s brother, Luis Angel and his wife. Caesar and Luis Angel live and work in Palmarito about two miles from La Familia. Front Row: Raquel and her two children, Cristofer Emmanuel and Luz.
Above L to R: Marshall Sansbury, Luis Angel and his wife.
Above L to R: Marshall Sansbury, Luis Angel and his wife.

Omar, Cintya’s Husband, Suffers Stroke

A mission team from Fort Worth, TX returned from La Familia on July 3 and reported that Omar, Cintya and their baby boy have returned to La Familia following a stroke Omar suffered recently.
 
Several months ago, Omar and Cintya (volunteers at La Familia) were married and when a friend of Omar’s offered the newly weds his home to live in while he was working in the US, they took him up on his offer. Omar quickly found a job working with a large agricultural business.
 
I don’t have a lot of details, but the Fort Worth team told me that Omar has some facial distortion from the effects of the stroke and has some speech issues. I have asked several of the physicians who have joined me on mission trips to La Familia to make recommendations as to what type of medical attention Embrace the Dream Foundation and other interested parties might assist Omar in receiving.
 
I also learned that one of the boys that recently became a part of La Familia has quite a few large growths on his body and has never been seen by a physician. I have also asked for advice on how to get this new La Familia resident the medical attention he needs.
 
Signal Crest UMC from Signal Mountain, TN is going down with a team next week and they are going to do their best to see that both the young boy and Omar are able to see a competent physician.
 
One of our doctors from the Sumter Team in Sumter, SC has been updated on the situation and has given me instructions on questions to get answered.

Birthdays of the children of Casa Hogar La Familia

Birth Dates for the Children of Casa Hogar La Familia

 

Name of Child                                                   Birthday

Abigail Glez. Barrientos                                                 September 27

Isabel Urbina González                                                  June 8

Fernanda Urbina González                                           July 5

Alicia Urbina González                                                    March 18

Jazmín Urbina González                                                 December 24

Juan Carlos Urbina González                                        September 29

Brisa Cassandra Jiménez  C.                                          June 27

Damaly Hernández García                                              June 10

Aleksei Z. Hernández Arias                                             October 15

Daniel A. Hernández Arias                                              December 28

Dulce Angélica Jiménez C.                                               June 27

Arturo Jiménez C.                                                               May 15

José Alfredo Jiménez C.                                                   May 16

Cintya López Muñoz                                                          January 10

America Jiménez García                                                   January 10

Elizabeth Jiménez Garcia                                                 March 22

Dylan Luna Ortega                                                               February 25

Brandon Luna Ortega                                                         August 20

Rodolfo Flores Rosas                                                         September 26

Juan Miguel Monterrosas                                                September 29

Cintya Lopez Muñoz                                                           January 10

Surisadai Cebad Soto                                                         August 9

Eduardo Cebada Soto                                                        April 12

Juan Miguel Castellanos Berrientos                            December 31

Josué Glez. Berrientos                                                       September 14

Sarai Glez Barrientos                                                          June 28

Abigail Glez. Barrientos                                                     September 27

Cristofer A. Glez. Berrientos                                           March 29

Jonathan Yael                                                                        August 12

Cristian Alexander                                                               February 12

Yoana Margarita                                                                   February 4, 1999

Cristina Guadalupe                                                              May 2, 1997

Children of La Familia on vacation in Colima

Each summer, the children of Casa Hogar La Familia travel to the City of Colima in the State of Colima, which is about an hour’s drive to the Pacific Ocean.  Colima is where Juan Francisco and Silvia are originally from and where they began their ministry.

Courtesy of Alexi, we have some photographs of several of the children enjoying a rare visit to the Pacific Ocean.  Please click on the following link to see the photographs: