A simple birthday cake can be customized
A unique birthday celebration can go a long ways in making orphanage graduates feel loved, seen and known in Bolivia. That’s why, our ministry partners, Kathryn and Gustavo, make a point to celebrate and honor every young adult they serve, especially on birthdays and special occasions.
“For orphans, birthdays are complex and often come with a lot of emotions, especially as kids get older. Unfortunately, for many, it’s a day where they are reminded of their rejection and loneliness. We think that birthdays, no age limit, are a great way to show someone that we appreciate them being in the world. Because of this, we look for ways for each young adult we serve to be celebrated in a way that honors them.”
Most celebrations include a delicious cake, and something that the person loves to do.
“If they like German chocolate cake, that’s what I’ll make. Or if they’re obsessed with Korean pop culture, we’ll get creative and decorate the cake with a Korean pop flair. If someone is obsessed with chocolate, then we’ll make a cake to…