Hacia adelante... Moving forward!

Yesterday it was estimated that a few thousand supporters gathered in the streets of Tegucigalpa in support of the reinstatement of President Manuel Zelaya. Smaller groups of people came together in San Pedro Sula (the country's second largest city) in support of the same.

Today, Zelaya was set to meet with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, "to analyze the situation of this Central American nation, victim of the military coup which took place on the 28 of June" (translated from today's article in www.telesurtv.net).

In other news, things at the Hogar are continuing well. The boys are healthy, and we have just brought on board a new director for our school who comes with a great deal of experience and knowledge in education, so hopefully this will be a good step for Holy Family School at Amigos.

About half of our incoming volunteers have arrived in Guatemala and begun language school. We would ask for your prayers for one of our volunteers who has unfortunately suffered a bit from the change of culture, diet, etc., and could use some intercession to get her health back on the right track.
The rest of our volunteers are headed down to language school in the next week and a half, and our prayers are with them as well as they prepare for their departure.

Finally, remember to mark your calendars!

On Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Amigos de Jesús will be having a community picnic complete with food, games, events and FUN! A few of our boys will be coming up from the Hogar to meet and spend time with you, Amigos' generous and faithful supporters.

We would love for you to come to noon mass and then stay for the festivities!
Mass will be at St. Patrick’s Church in Malvern, PA and will be followed by the picnic at Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA. All are welcome!

Be on the lookout in our next newsletter for more information and an RSVP form! We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event!