What would you say if you received a phone call saying that a little five-year old girl was found filthy, wandering barefoot and in her underwear?
Inquiries had been made. No one wanted her. She had been abandoned by her mother two years ago, and since then she’d been passed from one home to another. With barely enough to eat and just a corner on the floor to sleep on, she’d been both left unattended and physically abused.
Would the Vida Children’s Home be willing to take her in? The Child Welfare Office couldn’t find any other place for her.
We said ‘Yes.’ If the Lord is sending her to us, we cannot say ‘No’.
Small blessings in a time that seems almost surreal to all of us – we’ve been able to distribute food to some of our neediest families!
Many of you have asked how COVID-19 is affecting your sponsor children, the students in the class you support, or others you love in Guatemala.
Like you, people here are facing sweeping restrictions right now. In Guatemala, the implications can be ominous. For many Guatemalans, if you don’t work for a day, you don’t eat for a day.
So we’re praising God that the principals of the Vida Schools, working with the pastors of the Rio de Vida Churches, were able to get food hampers into the hands of some of the families of our students who need them most.
Pray with us that God will continue to provide for our children and their families. We will continue distributing food as long as we are able.
If you’d like to be part of our food hamper distribution, donations can be made by clicking on the "Give Food" button above. Now, more than ever, we want to stand by our most vulnerable families.
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