Visit to Casa Amparo Orphanage - Winter Youth Retreat 2005 - 12/27/05

Visit to the Casa Amparo Orphanage for girls in Reynosa, Mexico during the 1st Winter Youth Retreat sponsored by PRO-ORB and St. George's OCA Orthodox Church in Pharr, Texas held during the week after Nativity 2005. Youth and Adult Chaperone participants delivered supplies of food, toiletries, house supplies, clothing and household items, as well as distributing Christmas Stockings provided by the OCA. In addition, after a lovely lunch provided by the Mothers, those in attendance helped with some projects for the nuns and the orphanage: working on a garden site and re-painting playground equipment for the children.

To read more about Casa Amparo Orphanage and past visits to Reynosa, please see:

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Cristina at Casa Amparo
Nativity at Orphanage Chapel
Cristina y Joanna During Orphanage Tour
Angel y Rosa Unloading Food Donations
Father Makes a Point to Participants at Orphanage
Madre Shares Orphanage History
Dos Amigas Unload Donations
Angel on Piano - He's Really Good!
Jordon During Tour
Katrina Listening to Mother Natividad
Wood Carving at Orphanage
Decorate Nativity Tree
Laundry Area at Casa Amparo
Noah's Ark Murial in Playground
Winter Youth Retreat Orphanage Visit Participants 2005
Madre Natividad y Padre Antonio with OCA Christmas Stockings
Winter Retreat Participants Sharing Christmas Stockings
Participants Listen During Orphanage Tour
Rosa Unloading Boxes
Doors of Orphanage Chapel
What Time Is Lunch?
Onions, anyone?
Unloading Many Donations
Tour of Orphanage Continues
Unloading Many Bags & Boxes
Listening to Piano in Chapel
Photographic Homework
Dos Piñata Niños
Chapel Tour
Food Donations Unloaded
Madre With Orphanage Niñas
Padre Dice...
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Sisters: Katrina & Christina