Help Us "Boot Out" Infections
During the rainy seasons, our La Cuchila and Sante Fe kids
walk through dirty puddles and street floods almost every day.
Our rural kids have to deal with puddles, as well as mud and mounds of road trash.
And they do it in knock-off crocs, flip flops, or ill-fitting and worn-out shoes and sneakers.
That's why we see a lot of foot infections and colds.
Help us boot out these infections by buying a new pair of rain boots or waterproof shoes for our kids.
Just $15 buys the footwear and 2 pairs of new socks. Go to our donate page to see how you can keep a child healthy this year.
HOT, NUTRITIOUS MEALS FOR OUR NEEDIEST KIDS
All three of our feeding program sites are open at full speed.
In La Cuchilla, 138 children registered for our children's ministry, including a hot meal every week. This is a marked increase from last year and indicates families are returning to the neighborhood. We prepare these meals in our home
Santa Fe will serve meals to 160 kids each week, served on the street in front of a supporter's home. That supporter has taken on the task of preparing the meals for us in 2022. We provided the necessary equipment and deliver food and supplies each week.
Cocales remains a 5-days-a-week operation and jumped from 50 children to 62. Sister Ana also leads prayer sessions each morning and a weekly service for the children and their parents.
We provide Bible-related educational material to each site for the children to bring home. As Covid wanes, we hope to restart on-site video and reading sessions.
Besides the meals, there are over 40 families on our special needs lists across all three sites. These families receive groceries to help feed the rest of the family, too.
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS
All of our children and families, as well as our own family, can use your prayers.
But we are especially concerned about a desperate family and neighborhood settled into the wooded sections of Cocales. We are trying to address an extreme poverty situation that recently led to the malnutrition-related death of a 9-year-old girl.
We also ask you to lift up Cathy (pictured here on the left w/ our Catalina) and her family as they deal with a variety of health and nutrition challenges in La Cuchilla. Thank you!
Our Mission and Goal
Our mission is to spread God's love through His Word, through our words, through our works, and with His help. Our goal is to help people get through acute and chronic crises by introducing (or reminding) them of the Hope and Love Jesus offers.