What's New?


New FLICKR Album!

posted May 3, 2019, 9:27 AM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated May 3, 2019, 9:29 AM ]

Christ is risen! We had a peaceful Lent, and then a blessed Holy Week and Pascha. BIG is God!!!
Now we have posted a new FLICKR album with all of the
Holy Week and Pascha 2019 photos. Enjoy!  

Click on the photo to open the album in another tab.

Nativity Card and 2018 Report from Mother Inés

posted Dec 10, 2018, 5:23 PM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated May 3, 2019, 4:21 PM ]

Dear Friends, 
We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and are enjoying 
preparations for the Christmas Season. Your generous support of the children 

has been a blessing in 2018 and has enabled us to do God's work with the children. 
Please find an attached Christmas card and a detailed report of our activities from Mother Inés. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mother Alexandra
FHRA President

Elmer's Graduation from Technical School!

posted Jul 20, 2018, 10:32 AM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated Jul 20, 2018, 10:40 AM ]

This past Tuesday, July 17, 2018, we had the joy of attending Elmer de León Ramírez's graduation from the Escuela Taller Municipal, the Municipality Technical School, which we host on the zone 1 campus. Elmer is now certified in gardening, which means commercial gardening and landscaping. BIG is God for watching over him and we thank all of our Friends who have sponsored Elmer! He continues with other studies and hopes to also obtain a college degree. "Oh the places you will go!"  We have added a photo album that contains a video. Enjoy!

Repose of Mariu de Tefel, President of the Tefel Foundation

posted Mar 30, 2018, 8:59 PM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 9:06 PM ]

With great sadness and hope in the Resurrection,
we learned today of the repose of Mariu de Tefel, President of the Tefel Foundation.
Throughout the years, she was a good friend to all of us,
especially to our children whom she loved as her own. (since 1996!)
Her joy and generosity will not be forgotten.
We love her and miss her already. May her memory be eternal!
Join us in remembering her family in our prayers. 

New Photos, and in the local Guatemalan news

posted Feb 24, 2018, 5:12 PM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

We have published a new Flickr album - Good News in Zone 1!

Also, the Hogar Rafael Ayau has been in the paper, on TV, and on the radio. 
Everyone is excited about the court ruling in favor of the children and all the people of Guatemala!

NEW: Article published by Orthodox Christianity on February 27, 2018

Watch a segment about us on a Local Guatemalan channel - Chapin TV

In the newspaper:


posted Feb 22, 2018, 2:07 PM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated Feb 22, 2018, 2:30 PM ]

Letter from Mother Inés



We want to make public the result obtained in regard to the AMPARO that was imposed to prevent us from being evicted from the building known as Hogar Rafael Ayau, which was given to us by usufruct in 1996 for 50 years, to do work of mercy. The situation was resolved in our favor, for which we are very grateful. This allows us to continue with the work for children, that until now we have been doing. We thank God for His protection and fidelity. We thank Mr. Hugo Marroquin who was in charge of the legal matters before the competent authorities until obtaining the present result. We also thank all those people, and private and public institutions, who in one way or another were attentive and collaborative during the course of this process. We hope that this acknowledgment reaches the 7.1 million people who supported this cause for children. We thank the social media who gave us the opportunities to be able to claim JUSTICE, for having provided us with disinterested coverage so that our voice could reach the people who gave us their support along this path. We thank the magistrates of the Constitutional Court, who in issuing their decision and granting us the protection, and therefore the protection of Human Rights, gave clear evidence, that in Guatemala, the light of justice can shine. And, we thank God again, our Lord, for his kindness, protection and fidelity. On behalf of the children and adolescents that make up our home, on my behalf Mother Inés Ayau Garcia and the nuns with me, and Mr. Hugo Marroquín, we thank you in a simple way from the depths of our hearts. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU.

(A downloadable PDF of this letter is below.) 

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