Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 Summer Teams Prepare to Serve

Blog post written by Jenni Ramsey

I have recently returned to Texas from California, where I was overjoyed to meet with our three short-term teams.   And let me tell you, we have some awesome team members!  They are working diligently to fundraise, collect donations and prepare to serve the beautiful people of El Salvador. We are extremely grateful for your love, support and prayers as we prepare to minister to orphans, serve the homeless community, throw a quinceanera (15th birthday celebration) for one-hundred teen girls living in government run orphanages and build a home for the Hernandez family.    Meet the teams…

Village Church, Irvine - June 25-July 2

This team has 18 team members and almost half of our team members are kids.  These team members are from NY, IN, TX and CA.  Two of our team members will be giving presentations to government officials on preventing human trafficking/child exploration and occupational therapy for special needs children.

This team still needs to raise $2840 in trip costs.  They also need to raise $1,600 to cover the construction materials for the home.

Young Women of Vision - July 23-30

This team has 22 team members and consist of mostly mother/daughter pairs.  His Hands His Feet is honored to partner with YWOV in throwing quinceaneras for teen girls.  This team prepared World Vision "hope kits"as quinceanera gifts at our meeting last week and they raised $1800 to cover these costs!

The team still needs $3,150 to cover the costs of the quinceanera.

Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine - July 30-Aug 6

This team has 17 team members and consists mostly of high school students (or recent high school grads). More than half of the team members are returning for the second or third summer!  Their team will be completing and dedicating the home for the Hernandez family.

The team still needs $1,100 to cover the costs of the home furnishings (which will be a surprise to the Hernandez family)

All donations are tax-deductible.  If you would like to help with our financial needs, you can donate through Paypal by clicking the link at the top, right hand side of this blog.  Paypal charges a small fee.  You can also use Venmo or Chase banking (@ no fee) or mail a check written to His Hands His Feet to 69 Saratoga, Newport Beach, CA 92660.

"He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing." - Deuteronomy 10:18

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