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Dear friends and family,
We are back home’! After saying goodbye to everybody and a long journey, it was good to come home in Lima, where already William was waiting for us to load all our 10 suitcases into his van.

It was a warm homecoming! The people around us are very happy that we are back as they had missed us a lot (and we them ofcourse) … .. The various meals we were offered testified from the warm and hospitable culture here in Peru. (How will Jordi ever loses his excess pounds … ..)

The children have taken their familiar places on school again. Hanna started Fetzer and loves it. She says that she pretty much understands the English although she often needs the help of her brothers

The Furlough…..
We look back on our furlough as a very lovely and blessed time, above expectations. We enjoyed and could fill up our tanks with all the contacts with family, friends and others. The kids had a great time at the Dutch school and we were happy to work part-time as well. We were able to give so much, just by telling our story during the presentations. We were so grateful for their warm welcomes and contacts. We have taken it as a precious gift in our hearts. Additionally, we could welcome 6 more sponsors for children, fantastic! Sayuri (pictured above right) was delighted with her doll, the first one ever, which she received from her new sponsor.

Women at work
In the past months, our volunteers have continued their work with the mothers, which has gone very well. A point of gratitude!

So three months ago, we left the women with a somewhat ‘burdened heart’ behind with a designer, who was just starting a project with them. The results were presented last Wednesday and it was superb! 12 Women have worked very hard the last weeks to make their own designed jewelry. Presenting it, was super scary for them, but they did it! The results are impressive; Frieda and Jeanette (from the Fair Trade company)who visited us were deeply impressed and placed a big order. Hard work was rewarded. And not only that, this whole process has done a lot with the self-esteem of these women, and that is actually the most beautiful.
Love, blessings and warm greeting from Lima!

Jordi and Ria, Timo, Joah and Hanna Elena Bosch

Support If you would like to support us once or every month, you can make a donation through Modern Day (www.modernday.org) click on Bosch Family. Or through our PayPall account brazos.abiertos.lima@gmail.com. Would you like to sponsor a child, please contact us at jordi.ria@gmail.com

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