As I have mentioned in the past many people have very generous hearts when it comes to the orphanage (Hogar para ninos centro la mision.)
Here are two of those generous hearts!
Dick and Val with their purchase. It is older but in great shape inside and out with new tires and new brakes. There is lots of room inside for the children to be transported to school if needed, trips to the doctor, mercado (grocery store) and much, much more. A large amount of money is spent on buses and taxis and now that money will go to fuel.
So today we were off to deliver the van. Frank/Sandi and I are in the jeep and Dick and Val bring the van. The plan was for everyone but Dick to go into the orphanage while he waited down the street with the surprise. As we got close who spotted us but Geraldo on a small moto coming back with a bag of oranges. He was expecting us at 11am and thankfully he didn’t recognize Dick and Val in the van so that was a good thing.
Sandi and Frank have a look in the back. At this point the kids have loaded themselves in and are having a good look. I told them….no Wally (the dog) and as a chicken was passing by…..no pollo in the van. Lots of giggling about that!
Dick and Val with Geraldo, Willie and Lupita.
This was a most generous gift from Dick and Val to Geraldo and Lupita.
It warmed everyone’s heart!
P.S. - A few days ago Gerardo, Willie, Brian and David came to the park in their new van to see Dick. They had a question or two about the van but the purpose of the visit was to bring a thank-you letter.
Below is their lovely letter.