Trip to Herodion

Today our boys went to the educational trip to Herodion national park where they got to know a little more about King Herod and his life, as well as his burial place and the castle and the byzantine church that was in this place. The weather was very clear and all the surrounding cities and mountains were all around us.

Visit of sister Asil

Yesterday, 7th of March 2023, sister Asil from the congregation of sacred hearts visited our home and made activities with our boys that had also message in this sacred time of Lent. Our boys were extremely grateful for this visit and the opportunity for knowing sister Asil with the hope that sisters will continue to visit our home and our boys in the future.

Visit of the Cometa staff

This evening our home visited newly married couple, Matteo and Anna from the Cometa home from Como, which has a similar mission as we have. In the future our staff will exchange experience through coming of their staff in the end of April and going of several of our staff to their home. We are thankful for their visit and support of our home, as well as our boys who were delighted in their visit to the Franciscan Boys Home.

Bible study and activities

The journey of giving in the Franciscan Child’s Home continues to reflect the mission and the vision of the Franciscan Boys Home in Bethlehem. There were several sessions included a series of diverse activities aimed on building a good person, despite all the challenges and different circumstances in this Holy Land. According to the children’s part, we implemented an individual counseling meeting by the social counseling department. In addition to, there were spiritual meetings and daily prayers. The aim of working together is to feel as one family dominated by love and peace.
We hosted specialized local institutions to work with our children to focus on their emotional and on their social aspects, which would support their personalities and their daily life. The meetings were held weekly with the parents to aware them how to deal with their children. Each meeting was started by reading the Bible to relate it to the topic of the meeting and was started by father Sandro’s blessings. This program strengthened the relationship with the parents and with the family of the home, and provided the parents with some skills of problem-solving, and of modern ways how to deal with their children. On the other hand, we worked to make a suitable sports environment for children, by modernizing and turfing playgrounds to play in safe areas and to have healthy bodies. We look for better future for our beloved children.