Meet Anya

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Anya, 20 years old

Anya has grown up at Casa Hogar Elim  (CHE) and continues to work and live there. She is a unique young lady who has a twinkle in her eye, charming dimples and a gorgeous smile. She can be seen around CHE working hard and taking care of children. She keeps order during mealtimes by making sure the children are minding their manners and following rules. She is “no nonsense” when the children need guidance, but she is patient and compassionate when they need extra care and love. She was instrumental in building the jewelry business at CHE and is creative with a talent for design. She has a sweet, quiet spirit, and her apparent love for the Lord is contagious.

Interview:

How old are you? 20  

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your favorite food? Chinese

What kind of music do you like? I love all music but especially “reggeaton”.

Do you have Brothers and sisters? Yes, Lorena is 22 and Bryan is 18.

Who are your best friends? Dulce Maria, Chita (Jessica), and Paloma.

What do you like to do in your free time? I sleep. I also like to go to eat and to the movies with my friends.

How long have you lived at Casa Hogar Elim (CHE)? I have been here 17 years.

What jobs do you do at CHE? I clean, make dinner, serve breakfast, and take care of the children.

Is making meals for that many children difficult and how do you maintain order while they are eating? It is very easy to cook for that many because I have lots of experience doing it. Maintaining order can be difficult, but if I tell them they will have to clean the dining area, they all behave themselves.

What do you like most about your job at CHE? I like everything, but mostly I enjoy taking care of the children.

What are you studying in school? I plan on going to the university and studying psychology because I would like to help people in the future.

What are you dreams for the future? I would like to get married, have a family, and help Mama Lupita here at Casa Hogar Elim.

What do you like most about CHE? I love spending time with my friends.

What is your favorite verse? I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

I love this verse because when I am working really hard and have lots of responsibility, it reminds me that Jesus is my strength.

How has the Lord worked in your life in the past and how is He working now? In the past He has worked very well in my life, and now He has been working in my life even better. I am teaching classes about God to children every Friday. The children are from 2 to 15 years old. I specifically teach them about what God can do in their lives. I love teaching the classes!

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