August 2019 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Recently my Dad came here to Costa Rica to visit the family and he also was a speaker at our church conference. I am always so grateful for our time together. It is such a wonderful thing to have a father who loves us and encourages us. I am not sure how my life would be without him. I treasure our times together and the times he has with our children. It reminds me of how important it is to have a family.

Every child deserves a family and I believe having a family is one of the greatest gifts in the world. At the end of August, one of the little boys we have had for a short while will be going to his forever family home. It is always hard to say good-bye, but we are so grateful for the opportunity we have had to invest in his life. Although he may never remember us, there are seeds planted in his heart that will last forever. We are so thankful to know that he will be going into a wonderful home with wonderful, loving parents.

We will be getting things ready to care for more babies. We have already gotten two calls in the last week asking for help. The need is great, so please be in prayer for these sweet little ones. Getting a baby adjusted and settled into a new home can have its challenges. We are grateful for the help we have had from Dani and Jonathan, our daughter and son-in-law.

There are two special families that we continue to love and support; I have written about them in the past. We would ask for your prayers as things have not been easy for them. Many times we get calls asking for help, and the needs are great. They have been like a part of our family, and we need God's wisdom going forward.

Jose, Esther, and Juan are our adopted children's three youngest siblings. Although they don't live with us full-time, we are very much a part of their lives. Their mother has had many health issues, and it is very hard for her to hold down a full- time job. The three children look to us as their caregivers for love and guidance. They love their mother, but she has not been able to provide a stable home life for them as she struggles mentally and physically in many areas. Pray that we would have the resources to provide what they need. We help with rent and food and their schooling.

We also continue working with our dear friend Teresa. She has many children and more than twenty grandchildren; they all live together on a small piece of land. They also have many needs and look to us for help and guidance. She struggles with many health issues and has been in and out of the hospital. She feels the responsibility and burden for her family. As a single mother, the challenges are great. Her life has not been easy, but she doesn't complain. She loves her family and works hard to provide them with what they need. Pray for her health and her family's needs. They live in very poor conditions and their needs are great.

This is a new season for us. New doors have opened, like working with the Catholic home for girls and being a support to the Sisters there. This is a season of caring for more babies and continuing to walk with these sweet dear families. We are asking the Lord for guidance going forward, for the right people to walk with us and be a part of the Hidden Treasures team.

We know that we need people alongside of us to be more affective in reaching out to others and caring for more children. There are many needs all around, and we need the Lord to show us the best way going forward. We can't tell you how much your love and support means to us! Please continue to lift us up in prayer, and would you remember us in your August financial giving as well?

Without you, we couldn't do what we do. You have been a blessing to so many. When people need food, we can go to the store; when people need a doctor, we can help get them there; when a child needs school supplies and basic needs, we can help. All of these things and so much more, you have helped to make possible and it means to world to these families and children we care for. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you!

Much love,

Enrique and Charlyn Mejia