Last Friday we visited a home for abandoned/abused young girls that the Church supports with food and other things. On Friday we took pajamas and tennis shoes for the girls and large quantities of food. We went with Carlos Fernandez and a man who is the head of the purchasing department for the Area. The girls, from 20 to 25, are ages 4 to 16, some of whom have been in the home for several years. The name of the home is Nuevo Amanacer (roughly a new dawning). The girls go to nearby schools and then come to the home to live. Their parents have abandoned or abused them, or can't take care of them because they are too poor, drug adicts, prostitutes, etc. The home has arranged for medical care, social workers, psychologists, etc. to work with the girls and their parents (if they are known). We met the girls, had a tour of the home, and ate a very typical and very good Colombian lunch. The girls are charming and lovely.