Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This and That

Root canal this morning -- I'm not in pain now, just really "achy"! Thought I'd share some miscellaneous things with you today.

Yesterday our friends, Jose and Martha, came over bearing gifts. We now have a beautiful potted plant sitting on our front porch -- it is called "Christ's Crown" and Martha started it from a small cutting about a year ago. Be careful, though, there are some wicked looking thorns hiding behind the leaves!

Martha also presented me with a couple of bracelets and earrings that she had made herself. She is such a sweet, giving person. She and Jose have both brought many blessings to our lives since we have met them. By the way, my sister Barbara met Martha when she was here visiting last month -- Barbara, Martha wants to know your favorite colors because she is going to make some for you too!

One more picture to share. We were so excited to find some beginning papayas on the tree that we planted. Sure hope that the birds don't get them before we do!

The bloom has fallen off the one on the right while the one on the left is still surrounded by the flower. There's also another one on the other side that you cannot see. We love papaya (especially with a little lime juice added) and it would be so thrilling to be able to pick one from our own tree!

I'd also like to share a link with you so that you can read about some of the boys who live at Hope House. They are giving a little biography of some of the boys who call Hope House their home.  Click here.



Myrna said...

Hope your root canal settles down soon.
Your pics are wonderful. Won't it be lovely to eat that papaya?

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The plant and jewels are amazing, Betty! Love the red flowers, and it looks so elegant sitting on the porch. What fun to be able to grow your own papaya! Can you wrap a little netting around that section. I could not get the link to work, but I will try again later. I always love when you take me on an adventure!

Olga said...

the flowers are incredible!!!!! Hope you still have no pain and mend good.........couldn't open the link..

Colleen said...

Amazing gifts from Martha and her hubby. I hope you don't have too much pain from the root canal. I still have a bit of green here in Wisconsin and the roses are still blooming so I consider us lucky at this time of year. I couldn't get the link to work though.