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This is why you give: 40 years of keeping children safe and enabling resilience

The children are safe from this pandemic. The children are meeting the challenges of this pandemic. The children will be prepared when this pandemic ends. When this 40th year began we thought it would be non-stop celebrations at the Children’s Village, in our town and parish in Zaragoza, all over El Salvador, and among supporters …

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Are You Bored Yet?

If quarantine had you a little stir-crazy, just imagine being locked-down with 30-some odd children and teenagers! Luckily, between the housemothers and the director, time is well organized at COAR and the residents are staying busy! They’re Receiving Classes… Sarai Doing Homework Student Using the Computer Lab Merlin Taking Exam They’re “Zoom”-ing… Thank You, Jóvenes …

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Adios Sister Carmen

On June 17, COAR said “hasta luego” to Sr. Carmen, one of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Pillar, who has been at COAR since 2014. Sr. Carmen has been a constant presence in our residents’ lives, helping with tutoring, religious education, and general substitute-grandma duties. Please pray for her as she returns to …

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“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return”

The COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine are the backdrop for Lent, Easter, and the Resurrection. The children are healthy, thanks to you. They are praying for your health amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Lent began at COAR on February 26th, Ash Wednesday, with the traditional Catholic ceremony of making a cross on the forehead with ashes of the …

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