Isaiah 25 v 1: “O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvellous things …….”
From my heart, I thank you so much for your on-going prayerful and financial support which is vital as together we strive to make a lasting improvement in the lives of many impoverished and abused children.
I thank and praise God for His love and faithfulness to Mission Possible and the projects in Bogota, Colombia over the last year. To see young lives being given such amazing opportunities to fulfill their hopes and dreams and to know that lives are being transformed as many have put their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ is such an encouragement and blessing. Our God is doing mighty things in this city where violence, abuse, addiction and all sorts of evil depravity are rampant.
My wife Sadie and I visited the projects at the beginning of May and it gives me great pleasure in sending you this report.
Hope House for Girls & Boys
My heart has been deeply touched by stories of little children who have been rescued from extremely poor backgrounds and who have suffered much neglect and sexual abuse. Some of the children were having nightmares about their past painful and traumatic experiences. To that end a Child Psychologist is employed on a part time basis to help the girls and boys to come to terms with what has happened and to motivate them to move forward with hope for a brighter future where they will feel safe, loved and valued.
A five year old boy and his twin sister were admitted into the respective homes in January. They were from a one parent family and for various reasons their mother was unable to look after them. Luz Ma, the manager of the two homes, assessed their situation and found that they had only been given food once per day and were starving. They had been forced to beg for food on the streets of Bogota and were at great risk of being picked up by evil men and women who would either sell them to the sex trade or subject them to many forms of child exploitation and abuse.
Our sincere thanks to Luz Ma and her excellent team of helpers for their love, care and dedication to these children whose lives have been changed dramatically. Now, we no longer see sad and poverty stricken eyes, instead we see eyes filled with hope, contentment and happiness.
We thank God that He is saving the souls of many of these little children who were previously referred to as “the last, the lost and the least”
Psalm 27 v 10: “Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”
Juan Rey Church & Feeding Centre
We are delighted to report that there is excellent progress being made in the new Culture Centre which is used primarily as a Church and also a Feeding Centre. The Centre is also used for preaching God’s word, feeding many hungry children from poverty stricken homes and for studying the Bible.
We were very pleased to find that the children are also being taught English, Woodwork, Crafts and Music. This is very important as education in the public schools in Juan Rey is very limited. It is a real blessing that these children are given such wonderful opportunities to progress their lives and to help secure future employment.
Our thanks to Pastor Julio and his wife Blanca, Pastor Freddie, Pastor Christian and his wife Laura for the tremendous work that they do with the Juan Rey children. A special mention to Pastor Julio’s daughter Marie who has such a passion for these vulnerable children and to all the other hard working staff involved in this Ministry for God’s Kingdom. Please remember the children and leaders in your prayers.
I look forward to your continued support.
Your brother in Christ, whom we serve,
JOSEPH LAW – Chairman