Celebrating Guatemala’s Independence Day

September 15th is Guatemala’s Independence Day and we celebrate big in our house. This year, we celebrated 201 years of freedom. The children get to learn about history, play fun games, cook for each other, and participate in a local tradition involving fire! Read along to find out more. Murals,...

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Diego and Angel’s Summer at Dorie’s Promise

Recent visitors to Dorie’s Promise will recognize Diego and Angel. These little brothers, 2 and 5 years old respectively, spent the summer with us in our home. and were reunited with them, later in August. Easing the Pain of Separation Diego and Angel missed their family deeply. While they were...

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Missions Recap – What We Accomplished Together

Summer is Missions season! A few weeks ago we dropped our final mission team off at the airport and now we’re thrilled to share highlights from our memorable time together. The children, and everyone at Dorie’s Promise, already miss our visitors! This year, we worked with communities surrounding...

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Introducing Doc’s Running Club

It’s noon and our beloved Doc Castro is tying his sneakers. He’s getting ready for a 6 km run (3.72 miles) around the neighborhood, but he’s not going alone. Several children are going with him and they’re also tying their shoes outside. At lunchtime twice a week, Doc and a varying group of...

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A Fairy Tale Celebration: Yohanas Quinceañera

Yohana looks like a princess straight out of a fairy tale. Even though her dress and hair are flawless, her smile captivates us most. She is truly beaming and her quinceañera party is a girl’s dream. Welcome to the celebration: Yohana’s quinceañera! Getting ready for the party How does such...

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Josue is Excited about the Future

This is a great time for Josue! He recently turned 10 years old and had a life-changing surgery that will improve his health and his confidence. We are so happy for him! As always, Josue is taking everything with a big smile and a quiet resilience that inspires everyone in the house. Cheerful...

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Meet Alberto and Maykel

Within the last year, we’ve watched several children reunite with biological families. A few others found forever homes with Guatemalan adoptive families. And yet another made the leap to living independently. While these wonderful milestones are being reached, many children in Guatemala remain in...

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New Opportunities for Aracely and Jessica

Although our intentions are always to strive towards the future and God’s will for Forever Changed International and Dorie’s Promise, change is not always easy. Recently, both Aracely and our Legal Assistant Jessica pursued exciting new opportunities outside Dorie’s Promise. We are both excited...

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A Dorie’s Promise Update from Heather

After more than 2 years of cancellations, delays, and change, daily life at Dorie’s Promise is transitioning into a hopeful new version of normal. Last month, Executive Director and Founder Heather Radu spent an extended stay on-site to assist with current programs, plan for future needs, and...

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EXCITING NEWS! Myra Earns Scholarship

Myra’s dream of studying medicine is coming true. “Many years ago, I lost my mom due to cancer and I remember that when I found out she was sick I wanted to do something else for her. When I lost her, I promised myself that I wanted to be a doctor to help people to save their lives, so they can be...

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2021 Ministry Highlights + 2022 Goals

2021 was filled with milestones for our children and staff at Dorie’s Promise. Building on those successes, we’re reaching for even larger goals in 2022 2021 Ministry Highlights Our first young adult graduated from college. Nallely Lux graduated from Biola University with a...

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Carlos Reunited with His Family

After 7 years with us at Dorie’s Promise, we’re excited to share that Carlos has been reunited with his family. A Year of Preparation During the last year, cases in the family court system started to make progress again. Several of our children were adopted and a handful were reunited with family...

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