Hello, I am Sister Margalidia. I serve the Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children at Girlstown Villa de las Niñas in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and we take care of over 700 young girls here.
I was born in Guatemala, and I am the 7th of nine children in the family. I am a proud graduate of the Sisters of Mary Girlstown in Guatemala. The years I spent at Girlstown were very special and I always thank God for that opportunity. For me, the Sisters of Mary were like angels that came from heaven. I consider the donors the same. The Sisters always reminded us as students to pray for the donors and their well-being every day. I learned a lot of good things from my Mother Sisters at Girlstown and I put them into practice now as I serve as a Mother Sister and care for my spiritual children.
I love being among my spiritual children, even if they are naughty at times. I know they are not angels and that they will sometimes make mistakes. I like to teach and talk to them about God. I like to play, pray, and laugh with them. I try to be a good spiritual mother to them.
My challenge every day is to be always available for the daily needs of my spiritual children and to keep in mind that each one of them is unique. It gives me great joy and pride to see their efforts every day to want to be better. We Sisters try to encourage the children to prepare themselves strongly spiritually, emotionally, and academically to be able to pursue their dreams without getting discouraged. God is always with them. We do whatever we can every day to help them prepare for the world outside, and as mothers, we are often afraid to let them go and face the world alone, but we cannot keep them protected at Girlstown and Boystown forever. Like all mothers, we give the children enough tools to live their lives and fight for their dreams.
By faith, we know that “whatever you do to one of these little ones, you do to God”. We are in this mission of doing God’s work together. All the people who support us are giving these children life and hope. Please be assured that I and my spiritual children pray for you every single day.