How to Support Our Children after High School

How to Support Our Children after High School

Last month, we celebrated our fifth high school graduation. As Jennifer walked across the stage in her cap and gown, we were once again reminded that her accomplishments are a result of God’s faithfulness in our children’s lives and the opportunities we have to help them prepare for adulthood. Although she has graduated, Jennifer still needs your...

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Jennifer’s Graduation and Future Plans

Jennifer’s Graduation and Future Plans

Jennifer’s graduation is an achievement we are more than happy to celebrate! She has worked hard for many years and is now enjoying the fruit of many late afternoons doing homework. Jennifer is now ready to attend university and begin a new season in her life. A Celebration is in Order! Jennifer’s graduation ceremony was a beautiful event. In...

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Yohana, Alex, and Elvis Reunited with Family

Yohana, Alex, and Elvis Reunited with Family

Family—it’s the dream our children share. They want to be part of a family. For many of them, despite the circumstances leading to Dorie’s Promise, they want to be reunited with their biological families in safe and loving environments. Last week, Yohana, Alex, and Elvis were reunited with their mother and had the opportunity to return home with...

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Dorie’s Promise of Health & Wellness

Dorie’s Promise of Health & Wellness

After our shared experiences of the last few years, it’s safe to say we’re all more aware of the blessing that is our health and access to good medical care. Part of the vision we set for our children is to be loved, happy, and healthy. As our children mature, we’re expanding our programs to help them recognize that health is more than physical....

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Farewell Omar and Emmanuel

Farewell Omar and Emmanuel

After six years with us at Dorie's Promise, brothers Omar and Emanuel have been reunited with their family. Our Special Mothers, children, and staff miss them very much, but we are delighted to know they are once again with their mother, grandmother, and older brother. Leaving Dorie’s Promise After a series of court hearings and legal procedures,...

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Celebrating Guatemala’s Independence Day

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, history, and a rally The day’s first few activities...

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Diego and Angel’s Summer at Dorie’s Promise

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 with us, we showered the boys with love and...

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Missions Recap – What We Accomplished Together

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 Santiago, Fraijanes, and Santa Rosa, about a 2-hour...

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Introducing Doc’s Running Club

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 children set off for a run around the neighborhood. A...

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