Isaiah 61:4 Then they will rebuild cities that have been in ruins for many generations. Contemporary English Version
I remember the dirt roads and the dirt floor homes made out of cardboard or cheap tin. I remember when Cien Fuegos was a place where no one wanted to be, day or night. Every crime imaginable existed there. Education wasn’t an option. Churches were hard to find.
That was a long time ago. Ruben and I were dating back then. We would sometimes venture out to visit people who were special to Ruben. I tagged along because I was young and in love and wanted to spend every waking moment with him. Little did I know that many years later, we’d make a change there.
Many of those dirt roads are now paved. Those cardboard homes are now wood or concrete.
Yet, the city still seemed ruined. The sins of the past lingered into today. Drugs, prostitution, incest, no education and a plethora of other abuses exist. It’s like a reminder of yesterday. A stronghold that won’t let go.
In the midst of poverty, dissapointment and despair rests a center of hope.
God has given us the grand opportunity to reach deeply into the lives of one hundred children who otherwise would be ruined. We have the chance to rebuild the ruins of yesterday in order to bring strength and hope tomorrow.
Today is our day to change lives.
As we are persistent in tearing down strongholds, God is faithful to give us the victory.
Little girls at our center are not suffering abuse any longer. They are safe. They understand their rights. Their parents have been made aware of ways to protect their children. But most of all, they know that they are loved.
Little boys at our center have opportunities that didn’t exist before. They are dreaming of careers other than selling drugs or pimping. They have hope. They know that they are loved.
We’ve all played a part in this rebuilding of a city. You send in donations. We use them to pay our teachers and director, feed the children and provide a safe environment for them.
We still need your help.
These children’s lives will only continue to get better if we keep our doors open.
Please give today. $2500/month would make this center all of what we dream it to be. We need 50 peope to give $50 each month to make that dream a reality.
A changed life. Hope for tomorrow. A secure place in heaven. All of the above and more in exchange for $50.
Just like those dirt roads became pavement, these lives will become prominent leaders for Christ in their city.