18 Mar 2009

Goosebumps no: 3

Dear Friends, no: 3 March 09.
sorry I haven't sent a newsletter in a while as I didn't have much to report on. You all got my email so that is why I didn't do a newsleter but someone enquired when is the next one coming? so I had to think about what to write about.
Since resigning from Acrisbol as they are not really a team but many individuals doing things in their own time. In February I was called upon to mind phoebes house so she could attend other meetings while I chat with her friends until she arrived home. I did a lot of making cups of tea and odd jobs on the computer and just basic run around town. Phoebe is still greiving the loss of her husband and enjoys having many people calling by at all odd times of the day and night and when we hosted the craft group most would come 3 hrs late when I am ready to leave.
In the last few weeks my american friend Kim has asked me to help out at “Ninos con Valor “ til another team member completes her 6 wks of spanish so Kim and I rotate mornings and afternons. We have 3 overnight babies or tots and about 4 daycare kids. These children may have AIDS or are malnurished. They have come out a home where there are 180 children and only have 1 adult to 30 babies so they have a busy time.
We have a team of Bolivian ladies plus a few westerners. Our daily routine is to give breakfast, lunch and dinner and Bath then and play with them and give medications when needed and constantly change nappies, one after the other; Many with nice surprises in their nappies as when they are sick is shows up later on.
G: Is our sick baby. Eventhough he is one year old, he is very small and has been in hospital most of his life. He is our “Blue Baby” He has a whole in his heart and needs an expensive operation and we are not allowed to leave him cry as he goes blue and could be dangerous. In the last couple of weeks with us he has gained weight and is very happy and loves to blow kisses and wave to you.
D” & his sister “L”
These kids come most days but their mum has problems with her Alcoholic husband, so for the safety of her children, she has been leaving the kids with us overnight and visits during the day to see her kids. N.C.V . are currently helping their mother set up home away from the father. Both the children are very sick and are often sad so its a hard job to keep them happy. Just last week I have broken the ice with them, so now I know what makes them happy!
“J ” de Dios.
Is our active 2 year old and a little more healthier! He is still very behind for his age but will catch up soon. He has a bit of a temper and throws his body all over the floor so we have to be ready to catch him when it happens.

“D” is our fat litlte one. “Gordito”
He recently has had a visit from his dad who lives in a home as he is only 18yrs old and the mother has passed away who was 21. He gets a visit once or twice a week from his dad. He loves to blow rasberries while we are trying to feed him which we end up all dirty!

Last week we said goodbye to Gordon and Evelyn.
They come from England every year for 3 mths to work in the American orphange I help at. I have met them many times and I have a beautiful memory of going out with them when I had mily! They had a surprise when I turned up at the airport but they didnt realise that 30 Girls dressed for school came and surprised them and farewelled them. The girls kept asking if was was going back to the USA as they are used to people coming and going but I said I am from OZ and G & E are from England! I made the effort to go to the airport early as I will never see them again!
Prayer Points
Pray for the financial situation around the world that is sending a lot of American missionary home !
Thank God for my By-monthly, Tri-monthly & Six monthly supporters.
Thanks to God that I had a great 4 days away in “Tarija” while carnival was one.
For strength to say good bye and go home Late April? ( All explained in previous email).
For all the little ones I have just grown to love before leaving and the workmates also that they will come to know Jesus soon:

Glenda Hurlstone

6 Mar 2009

Ninos con Valor

Last week I started helping my friend at Ninos con valor.
A centre for some children to come during the day and others stay overnight.
some may have Aids or malnutrition.

One little baby has a dad who is only 18 and his father comes to visit once a week.
It broke my heart seeing this little baby with someone he doesnt seem to know.
His mum has died of Aids and the father lives in a home.

Thankfully he is receiving good nutrition and care at NCV.

I am happy to help here until late April.


Looking for housesitting for mid may or late april

27 Jan 2009

Encouragement note I copied from facebool send from a friend

encouragement for you
Between You and Narelle Gaur
Narelle Gaur

27 January at 19:34
hello Glenda,

some feedback for you...... i sent a email to my friend with your website links and this was her reply.... thought you might appreciate the feedback on the work you are doing.... good work....


I've just looked at the blogs and had a read myself about Glenda - she is an amazing woman! I've read many stories of woman who have gone overseas to help out children and it's just so inspiring and amazing and cormforting to know that there are people out there who are willing to care for others! Thanks for sharing this with me - I really enjoyed reading Glenda's blogs!

This copied and paste note gave me so much encouragement as it confirmed that I am doing the right thing at the momement


16 Jan 2009


Well its nice to have phoebe back
I have just paid a lot of money for a visa but
dont know what I am going to be doing so I
think I am going have to create my own work and
connect it to Acrisbol until things get moving

I am missing the girls home so may visit there as
long as I can as I didnt come to do admin etc

So once again I am waiting for my life to start

Some days I think I am crazy but then a Blessings
comes along.

Have prayer meeting in morning with a few Bolivians
and today picked figs from a tree in a poor families house
and learning to play a bolivian instrument


9 Jan 2009


Humpty Jumpty sat on the wall.. HD had a fall

Dear Friends

Today was a big day in many ways

1st I was invited to go and visit a day care centre for babies with AIDS
on the way home I went to buy my tray of eggs and as I live in a different house to last time I thought well I could either walk home with this tray of eggs or I could catch a bus down to the other end of the street, so I caught the bus and as we went by a medical centre I noticed a young man outside holding a wrapped up baby and crying and I saw many people trying to comfort him.

So I thought maybe the baby had just died as he looked very distraught.

Here I was worried about breaking my eggs on the way home and this man maybe was greiving the loss of his child but when I mentioned it to another friend here she suggested that maybe his wife had just died and that is why he was hanging on tight to the baby but I said that the baby wasnt moving so I can only pray that this man has family and friends around him tonight during his grief no matter what has happened and God comfort him.

Then I went out to the orphange for my last day, it was hard to say good bye to all the girls I have grown to love as Phoebe is due back tomorrow and I don't know what is in store for me with her so I have to trust God and hope to return to these girls in any spare time I have.


7 Jan 2009

Immagration Burecancy

we were that close to getting carnet but they needed my old carnet number
I said I dont know where those docs are as I was back in australia and I would not
know where to find them

then when I went home thanks to God I found my old one year visa so we went back to immagration in the arvo
then they said they needed to find my old card so they had to look in storage

Now what we dont understand is that we have done this one year visa as a new person entering the coutry as they wouldnt allow me to continue with what I had. Then they found it and mad us get photo copies of everything so each thing just kept costing me money.

I finally got my photo taken for carnet but we were told to come back monday as they still dont have materials to make the carnet.

So now we have to go back on monday

I am so far behind finacially as they trippled the price of the 30 visa and put all the other prices. I have paid for each document or photocopy etc too much to explain

Phoebe is due back on sunday
pray that my extra suit case arrives with her as the roads are closed from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba where she was hoping someone was going to collect the cases.
So I pray that she will put the suitcases the whole way thru


3 Jan 2009

Un dia loca

After not sleeping well allnight due to heavy rain and a head cold I accidently slept in til 10.30am I read the clock at 5am and thought I am not getting up til 8am as I knew I had to make pancakes for my weekely prayer meeting even if friends didnt show up.
So when I got up I was shocked that it was 10.30am so maybe I read the clock wrong and it was really 8.30am so after getting up at 10.30 and wandering where my friends where as no one had rung I checked my mobile and discovered that one friend has chancelled due to heavy rain so was glad to me home as it was very wet and cold and just when I was going to enter the shower the door bell rang and was surprised to see a friend here for the prayer meeting late.

So I made her breakfast and we talked and and she checked her emails and and them other friends rang to say that they were running late for music class here and english lession also, so was glad as we had just finished breakfast and then after awhile the other friends arrived for lunch which I could eat much as was too close to breakfast.

So one friend left and the others stayed and started the Bolivian music lession they are teaching me. Then continued on to english lession.
So after waking up so late I have guest here til 5pm so was glad for peace and quiet after they had left. I was supposed to go out for dinner with different friends but mostly likly will stay home where is dry and warm