Isaac & Karen Del Rio

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Celebrating 10 Years in Missions

This year we are celebrating 10 years of serving the Lord as missionaries!  We can hardly believe everything that’s happened since 2008!  In January of 2008, Isaac did his initial training with Youth With a Mission in Costa Rica and…

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Doing things right

In the past week, I’ve been so encouraged by 2 different girls, who’ve shown me that we’re doing things right.  Our goal is that kids at the center feel loved and safe, and that in the loving and safe environment,…

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He is faithful

Two days ago a scary thing happened to me.  I’ve been told to expect scary things in this city.  But it doesn’t make them any less scary when they happen. Isaac left early Tuesday morning to get the car serviced….

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Happy birthday: he beamed, she cried.

First, a confession: we haven’t been celebrating birthdays at our center.  I’ve had every intention for months to write down birthdays and start celebrating, but its just been one of those things that hasn’t happened. Until now. At the workshop last…

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Feels good to be loved and listened to

Yesterday we returned to the center, and it felt so good to be back.  As kids came through the gate and saw me, they ran to me to give me a big hug, and then ran off to find Isaac and…

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A year later…

It has been over a year since I updated our blog, and wow, a lot has happened in these past 12 months!  (we have an 11 month baby, for example!) While I have not been good about updating here, I am…

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Peace in Johannesburg

The violence that took place in our community just one week ago has calmed down and life is getting back to normal. Kids have returned to school, shops have opened, and the city has become alive again. Today there was…

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Update on Situation in Our Community

Over the weekend almost every shop on our street was closed- all run by foreigners.  The nights were quiet, too quite for what is normal.  There are helicopters that are circling the city almost couple hours, which makes us wonder…

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Pray for our Community & South Africa

South Africa has been in the international news the past several days because of xenophobic attacks against foreigners.  The attacks started in Durban, and last week spread to Johannesburg. The attacks are mostly against black foreigners from other African countries.  Thus…

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Our Car!

It seems as though everything in life has a story.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m living in a different country, or if it’s just me, but there are always several steps between point A and point B.  So today…

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