Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Child Sponsorship and Widows Basket

Yesterday we visited Doure, a small village about 14 kilometers from here, where we held a child sponsorship food distribution and a widows' distribution. Seven children and ten widows participated in the distribution and each person received a 200 pound bag of corn and some soap.

There is a new pastor in this little village so it was our first time to do a distribution with him at the church. We were very happy to see that the church is thriving. In fact, they are putting an extension onto the church because there is no longer enough room in the building for all of the people.

We had a planning meeting with Pastor Salamon and a youth worker and have arranged for a weekly meeting for the sponsored children to start this Sunday. This will allow the church to more closely follow the children to see that they are well, that they are doing well in school, and that things are okay for them at home.

The children wrote letters to their sponsors and we took new pictures of them to send out soon.

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