Happy Easter everyone!
We are truly happy to be able to celebrate our Savior. We are able to do the work that we do because of your support for our kids and our program. The only reason we do this work is because God’s love has changed us. God’s love shown through Christ’s sacrifice has changed us.
That is why we teach the kids about God’s love for each of them. This is our biggest priority.
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!” Philippians 2:5-8
Our desire as CDIs is to live out this passage in our local communities and to be able to serve you, our sponsors, as best we can as well.
In this newsletter are some fotos from Danli, Los Cruces, La Lima, La Ceiba, El Guayabo & La Libertad. These are just some of boys and girls whose lives are being impacted by the knowledge of a Savior who loves them and gave His life for them.
Thank you for trusting us with your resources. The impact in our local communities would not be possible without your support!
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017
We also want to ask you to specifically pray for Andrea Nicole, she attends our La Lima CDI. She was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. So far, she is receiving the treatment she needs and responding well, but please join us in praying for a fully and speedy recovery and for her family to be the support system she needs.
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN CENTRAL AMERICA
PICTURED ABOVE: Edwin Alejandro from La Lima dressed as José Trinidad Cabañas, a Honduran forefather LEFT: Carmen Adriana from La Ceiba, with her medal for honor roll RIGHT: Valeria Dayana, Kelly Sarai and Bryan Daniel from Soyapango singing the El Salvador national anthem.
Dear sponsors and friends,
Summer is over and our kids have less than 2 months left of school. September was month of celebrating the Independence Day for all 4 countries where we have a CDI (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua). All of these countries acquired their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. It was so fun to see our students march and put together school programs to celebrate each country’s Independence Day.
LEFT PHOTO: Jeyson Francisco from La Ceiba playing a traditional Garífuna drum. Garífunas are one of the groups of people of African descent that live on the north coast of Honduras. RIGHT PHOTO: (Closest to the camera) Andrea Michell marching with the Honor Roll class in Danli.
LEFT PHOTO: Christofer Alexis from La Libertad wearing a traditional hat from El Salvador. RIGHT PHOTO: Stephany Nireybi proudly wearing her honor roll medal as she marched in La Lima.
Prayers: -We are starting our home stretch for the school year! We want to finish strong, so please pray that our students give it their all in these last 2 months – For our staff. We are so grateful for all of the people who make what we do on a daily basis possible. From cooking, to cleaning, to teaching and playing with our kids, they do it all! Please pray for their health and for passion to continue to do the work we do. -Safety of our kids and their communities. We are well aware that the communities we are serving have high crime rates, so please keep our staff, our kids and their families in your prayers. Praises: -Our sponsors and supporters. Whether you give a one time donation, or you give monthly to sponsor a student. None of the work we do would be possible without your prayers and financial support. THANK YOU PICTURED BELOW: José Efrain, Emely Ariana, Ali Howard, Alisson Tatiana and Angel Alexander at the El Volcan CDI of San Salvador. The kids are dressed as some of the many Salvadorian patriots who work to make their country better every day.