The cooking program evolved out of the mentoring program. While the long-term plan is to equip each family to start their own small business selling food to the community, the short-term is a lot of fun also! To accommodate the limited space, just a couple of people from each family learn the lesson each week, but they are tasked to teach it to the rest of their family that week. This builds dignity and self worth as the individuals see they have something to offer and teach their family. Not to mention the joy of delicious treats created with simple and affordable ingredients that now provide the snack for the Saturday activities.
Our Vision Trips have the unique opportunity to come to a community with their eyes, ears and hearts open and tuned in to experience how God is working there. As they see how God works in another culture and community, they can share how He works in their lives. It is a beautiful picture of how God longs for His children to connect in thanksgiving and praise of His works. Are you interested in a Vision Trip? Would your church like to get connected with For the Love of Missions? Let us know!
It has been so exciting to see students flourish as a result of receiving a scholarship. There was one student who was struggling with his place at home and in the community because he wasn’t in school last year. He was getting into trouble and his mom was terrified he would get caught up in something devastating. What a difference a year makes! He received a scholarship and is doing so well in school. His parents have saved up and paid for several months of their portion of the tuition to protect his progress. They are proud of their son and he is being built up by them and his teachers. What a gift to see the growth so quickly!
Last call for golfers! We turn our official counts tomorrow so it’s now or never. Will you join us in the For the Love of Missions Golf Tournament in April 23?
Play is such a critical part of life for children in all cultures. The children in Popabaj face a lot of daily challenge, but they are able to come together during the community center days to learn and play. Their sweet giggles and playful voices are powerful to bring hope.
The mentors recently shared that they know they are building genuine relationships with the families they serve because they are being honest and real about their faith. Often in this community, people will share what they think the other person wants to hear so it shows genuine growth that the families have moved away from saying what they think the mentor wants to hear and toward sharing how they struggle to believe and walk in faith. Join us in prayer for the perseverance of the mentors and for the Holy Spirit to remove obstacles to faith in Jesus for the families.