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My real good friend and co-worker at Amor Ministries, Yadira and I went with some people from Calvary Chapel San Diego to Reino de los Niños (Kid's Kingdom) in Ensenada, Mexico.
Directors Tomas and Marisela Shockey have been serving the Lord at the orphanage since 1989.
We enjoyed a time of fellowship with the kids. That it was hard to leave! Our group took the kids for Pizza at the nearby Costco. They can EAT! One skinny little girl ate 5 slices of peperroni pizza!!!!
This is Tomas with two of his "hijas".
Tomas and Marisela is "mom & dad" to about 35 children ranging from 2 years-old and up. Tomas shared with us the need to just love these children. Some of the children's stories are heart breaking. Some have emotional scars that need healing. And what better place than a christian environment!
I've known Tomas and Marisela for many years and I am always amazed at their fun loving dedication to the children of Ensenada.
Even the puppets had a time with the kids and they were a hit. Especially when Tito came out. One little boy about 3 or 4 years old named Ivan loved Tito so much that when Tito was packed up in the suitcase Iven saw Tito's hand hanging out took one of his fingers and told Tito, "Good Night Tito."
Tomas and I.
p>Tomas shared the story of this ten year old that is living at the Casa Hogar because his mother could not take care of them due to her drug addiction. In his desperation one day he left school and traveled by foot for about 15 miles with a heavy backpack on his back in search of a father he never knew. The local authorities were informed of the incident and everyone was looking for him. They found him at his mother's house. Tomas spoke to him and asked him if he wanted to come back to the Casa Hogar. The young boy said yes and mentioned that he was sadden to see that his mother was strung up on drugs. I was so happy to see him laughing and smiling after living thru so much hurt.
Yadi with Juanito.
Dennis with one of the young men at the Casa Hogar.
The little girl in pink next to Tomas is Lizbeth. She came to the Casa Hogar with her brothers and sisters. Her story is of neglect and abuse. Tomas mentioned that this little one has a place in her imagination where she goes when she wants to shut out the world. Still she was the one who prayed for us... Even in the middle of her healing she still believes in a God that loves her.
Here is Kelly with Lizbeth.
I just have a question in regards to this home in TJ. I'm unable to find a website for the home itself but was wondering if they take used items as donations, I have four children who leave some clothing and shoes almost new, also lots of toys in good condition. if anyone knows where i can take these items in TJ, would like to help those less fortunate. thank you
Yes. You can find more information under the Calvary Chapel San Diego website. http://www.calvarysandiego.com
Would you look at that! I know these people . . Tito (Victor Jimenez) and his wife are friends of mine, as is Rotem who works at R de los N and I know Tomas. Go to his church. WOW!
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Hello everybody, this is a pretty good work, i would like to be there...that's look interesting over all to do the misionary work....God Bless you...
Hi, I just wanted to say hi, an share that I growe up @ the orphanage, I contantly go there like every 3 to 4 weeks I'm there.
God bless you guys
I am looking for Tomás Shockey's email. Could you email me that or have him email me at email@example.com. I want to talk with him about possibly coming to speak for us sometime. Thank you.
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