Friday, January 3, 2014

A Family with Big Hearts

We met Joseph Romero when he came out to Yako with a group of U.S. Military to help out with projects at the orphanage. Joe not only assisted with some hard physical labor, but he took time to play with the children and came back a few Saturday's to help us distribute TOMS Shoes to children in nearby villages.


Through the time Joe spent with us he was able to share with us a bit about himself and his family and their desire to add a child to their family through adoption. Before he left he began sponsoring one of the little girls in our primary school and his mother-in-law started sponsoring a young lady in our secondary school.

Joe with Jacqueline, the child their family sponsors

His family, back in the U.S. received a Sheltering Wings newsletter that had a story about the military group and the things they were doing at the orphanage. When they saw in this newsletter a small article about monies needed to provide Christmas gifts at the orphanage they were inspired to do some fund-raising. They held bake sales and were able to provide money so that the children could  each have a gift as well as new outfits made.

The Romero Family
Joe, Christie and their children Anthony, Alexis, Alissa, Alexander and Aiden 
We had a spectacular Christmas with the kids this year! We are thankful for the many families who have hearts like the Romero family and have generously given to children here in Burkina. Each smile we see on the faces of these kids is a testimony of your love.

Orphanage Kids and Staff at the Christmas Party


  1. Mike and Amy,

    Just checking in to see how Jacqueline is doing? Hope all is well with you all.


  2. Beautiful Clothes!