The busyness of life and lack of consistent internet always seems to extend our absence from our blog and we apologize for that. We have had so many amazing things to tell you all since our last post. We have been wonderfully blessed!
This year's camp for our older children took place at the end of June. The theme was "honrando mi padre de celestial" which translates to "Honoring my heavenly father". It was a wonderful time of learning and growth for these children. Everyone ventured into the jungle to Isla Ronda for three days of worship, fellowship and fun. They slept in tents and spent time playing team games, singing music, and sharing meals together. We were lucky to have an incredible team from Nehemiah International Ministry from North Carolina help lead our children in their daily devotions and studies. It was an an amazing blessing having them pour into their lives. Three days at camp is always an encouragement for our children. They all have serious struggles and come from situations of trauma and these three days helped remind them that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally. Praise God!
We have been blessed over the years to have formed relationships with different churches and organizations all over the world. We can never say thank you enough for all of their love and support; our visitors have really shown the love of Jesus to our children. We were lucky to have many visitors stop by; NIM did an incredible job at camp. Spark Worldwide came down from Texas to spend time with us and also blessed our community immensely by helping repair homes and passing out care packages. They have a great video from their time in Leticia on their Facebook page; definitely go and check it out. Crossroads from North Carolina came to visit us again. It is always great seeing old friends and it's such a joy have them spend time with us every year! Bellevue Baptist church also made their second of three trips down to Leticia this year to build a new playground for us. What an amazing playground it is! The playground was funded by the children at their vacation bible school whom raised just over $10,000 for the project. Our children will have years and years of fun on this playground!
⁃ We still do not meet our monthly budget in donations. Although, God always provides even when money is tight. Please pray we are able to recruit new sponsors
⁃ Pray for the construction projects; that they continue to progress without complications and that we are able to raise enough funds to complete projects and stay within budget
⁃Pray for the children, that they will receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and have a growing relationship with Him
⁃ Pray for our staff, that we continue to work together as a team, that we do what's best for the children, and that we always set a Godly example for them
⁃ Pray for the upcoming visitors in the coming months; that God multiplies our time and we are able to accomplish a lot with the construction and also that the teams are able to, Lord willing, share the Gospel
This blog is written to share the love of Jesus and how He uses us to care for the needs of the children of La Aljaba.