We are so thrilled to be serving God's people in El Salvador this July. This is our largest team thus far and will be serving in new ways this summer. We are humbled to be building a house for an impoverished family. With five high school boys and four men (including a professional builder) on our team, we should be able to complete a home in just two days!
How does building a home help with the orphan crisis in El Salvador? Unfortunately, many of the children in the government centers are "economic orphans". Tragically, their parents can not afford to care for them due to economic hardships and the lack of proper housing. Our missionary partners, Kurt and Susan Ackermann, who serve with "Sus Hijos", have been seeking to meet some of these economic challenges, and ultimately to re-unify families through building homes with their short-term teams. The families are identified and "Sus Hijos" spends time researching, counseling and praying for these families throughout the home building process.
Our team budget already includes the building of a wood home, which costs $1800. However, we would like to be able to build a sturdier, concrete home for $3500. This means that we need to raise an additional $1700. Can you help us to meet this goal?
We have more exciting news! The government center is going to allow our team to take the kids off site to a water park. Since the kids hardly leave the center, this is a special privilege for them to get away for the day, laugh, play and be silly. In order to make this happen, we need an additional $830.
The above photo was taken when a previous team took the kids to the water park.
If you would like to contribute towards either of these costs, please send your tax deductible gift to "All Blessings" at 13111 Hewes Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Thank you for making an eternal impact in El Salvador.