Trips to Estado 29 are always used to not only supply the immediate needs of the kids, but also to determine future needs. During a recent trip we learned that these beautiful children did not have enough towels. A true miracle then happened.
After expressing the need to multiple organizations (including several Rotary Clubs and church groups) several people donated immediately. It was enough to bring this Rotarian to tears.
We arrived at the orphanage ready to give new towels to 50 children. As we got out of the car the children were immediately told to go to the dining hall for some special presents. The excitement on their faces told the whole story. At the dining hall they were told to get in line where the children were given new towels, even appropriate colors for the girls and boys. The smile on the faces of these children told the whole story. It never ceases to amaze how the things one takes for granted can be true miracles to others. Perhaps once again the greatest lesson was than in giving we received so much more. The continued love of these children.