Have you ever tried to throw a party for 200 children? Complete with a carnival of games, a full dinner, and Christmas gifts for all??? Our La Carpio ministry team (15 missionaries from the language institute) did just that Saturday. Actually, I have to give God all of the credit because I was in charge and I REALLY had my doubts about being able to pull this off.
Special thanks to my Beth Moore Bible Study group back home in Texas… they collected money and sponsored all of the food for the fiesta. This alone was an awesome ministry – a group of ladies from Texas partnered with the ladies of the La Carpio community to provide a full meal for 225 children (more than we planned for)… arroz con pollo, ensalada, tostadas, hot chocolate, and ice cream. The La Carpio ladies cooked all of the food and served the 225 plates, cups, and ice cream cones.
Also, special thanks to our supporters – this is one of the ways in which your support money is being used. You helped to provide gift bags for 200 children in the La Carpio community. You partnered with missionaries from other organizations who also provided goodies for the gift bags.
It is apparent to me that THIS is the church at work – supporters and missionaries and people of all walks of life, all denominations, coming together to provide for the children of this community. Thank you! Thank you for answering God’s call and giving from you heart so that we can go forth and share the love of Christ with these precious children!
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Love to you all!!! Feliz Navidad!