Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A House for Anapra
Since our time in Mexico, much has changed.

It has become increasingly difficult for large groups of volunteers to find a place to stay. During the summer these volunteers conduct a Vacation Bible School that is the highlight of many of these children's summers. They learn a lesson, sing songs, have a snack and do a craft. Brandon and I have been in partnership with a church in downtown KC to provide continual support to the people of Anapra, including this VBS. The mission board for this church has made the decision to build a volunteer house (a decision Brandon and I think is fantastic, and we hope to utilize it ourselves in the future, when we are able to bring down larger groups of people interested in learning more about this culture and condition).

All of this to say that they are currently collecting the $4,500+ that it will take to build this facility. It will be 12'x32' and look much like the homes we constructed during our time in Mexico (see below). The church that leads this effort is in a very poor part of KC, and they do not have a large mission budget as some churches do.

In the past, many of you have generously assisted with projects in Mexico when tragedy has struck a family, or other needs have arisen. While this is not a direct donation to an actual family in Anapra, I assure you that this facility will serve the children through VBS, along with giving hope and encouragement to a people who will see that Americans are willing to invest in them and their community, in the name of Jesus Christ.

If you feel like this is something you would like to help with, please email me. I can provide you with more details as to the organization that will operate the facility, where the costs will go, how we will monitor progress, and anything else you'd like to know. Donations will be tax deductible, as you will write checks (and mail them) directly to the church in KC. kschultz14@gmail.com

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