Photo of Chimborazo, second highest mountain in South America. Taken by Alicia Duran-Ballen, September 2021.
By Linda Tarman Copyright February 25, 2020 by the author
In the midst of turbulence and torrent The mountain rests tranquil A primal peak unruffled
By the dark swirling around her.
Tho’ depths of snow Mount on her back She stands silent.
Many have explored her edges, Stolen her flowers, Rested on her bosom Run from her ferocity.
Yet, she lives in grounded serenity As billowing clouds run their fingers Through her golden crown.
Could I, Like the mountain, Stand solid in the squall, Undisturbed by the whimsy of the weather?
Could I let life step on my plans, Snow on my expectations, Thunder at the death hold of my opinions?
Invite the storm to rip my roof off, Rain down my walls, Tear at the foundations?
And would I find, In the midst and through it all A mountain of stillness Grounded within me?
Serving the children of San Roque, Old Town, in Quito, Ecuador, since 2005
We exceeded our crowdfunding goal and built the "terraza en la plaza" we needed! thanks to all the kind folks who keep trusting us and the work we do in this poor section of Quito! (please Visit our Pizza Café project tab to see results)
With love and so much gratitude to our Heavenly Father, Who, through each of you, provides and cares daily for His Casa Victoria!
Mamalicia and the Casa Victoria Team and Children
Please click on the link below to see our latest Casa Victoria Impact Report 2020. Read how YOUR donation enables us to keep serving children from a very poor section of Old Town Quito. Thank you for your generous hearts! Mamalicia and the Casa Victoria Team
¡Bienvenidos a Ecuador! Ecuador: our home — a beautiful country in the middle of the world! Known for the unique Galapagos Islands, the mighty Andes, the mysterious Amazon jungle–all within a couple of hours flight from each other….so easy to get to; so easy to fall in love with…
But what will grab your heart from the start are the smiling faces of its children. Even though many live in poverty, they are truly joyful.
Be a volunteer at Casa Victoria through Ecuador Mi País and help these beautiful, but very poor children, expand their minds, their hearts, their skills.
Come see for yourself!
Ecuadormipais.org: the site where you can find the perfect volunteer experience; a site where with confidence and ease, can help you send donations directly to where the child is cared for: Casa Victoria Foundation, Quito, Ecuador