Talita Cumi (Bolivia)

Our Staff

What our staff Do

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Whitney Ashworth
J.T. Feagans
Sponsorship Coordinator
Juan Carlos Cardozo Espiritu
Adela Choque Gomez
Cinda Beatriz Cespedes
Angelica Caro Caro
Social Worker
Zoar Bet-el Corrales Cortez
Education Director
Teodora Rivero de Inochea
Ana Maribel Mamani Suntura
Head Chef
Vania Rocha Zeballos
Wilma Guzman Romero
Jacinta Bravo Padilla
Emma Inochea Rojas
Edith Condori Toco

What does Talita Cumi mean?

About Us

It all started when we began a ministry to the drug addicted youth in the city center; going to dress their wounds and share the life saving word of God.  As the director, Shelly Castro, watched children suffer because of the decisions made by their parents, she dreamt of a Christ centered home, where they could be safe and come to know Jesus.  

When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was.

He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talita Cumi!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished.