We’ve had teams braving the heat to build houses and our work in the clinic continues this summer. We thought we’d update you on progress.
In Miguel Alemán, we’ve been taking our feeding work on the road. Several times each month, we go out to the colonia Los Presidentes, an area of much need, and deliver rice, vitamins and food to those who need it, and we’re feeding 15 children. The colonia is where we often build houses and where we began work on a medical clinic that we hope someday to be able to complete. Of course, we’re still feeding children at the Betty medical clinic in Reynosa, some 30 each day.
Reason to Rejoice
Magda Karina was a child when we first met her; she was a member of a family with whom we built a house. We noticed her family was struggling to pay for education, so one of our team members took her on as a sponsor. Just recently, she graduated as an engineer. More than 180 other children are following Magda’s footsteps in our scholarship program. If you’d like to sponsor a child, just contact our office or talk to director David Rodriguez. The office number is (956) 631-3567
If you’ve been following us on Facebook (you are following us, right?), you’ll know we have two generous sponsors who are going to match dollar-for-dollar contributions so that we can build FOUR houses for the prices of two. We have raised about half the money, but we’re beginning work on the first house now. It’s under construction in Miguel Alemán. Ramiro and Leonila are very excited that they’ll soon have a house! If you’d like to help and have your contribution doubled, simply send a check to the McAllen office: Faith Ministry, PO Box 756, McAllen, TX 78505. You may also contribute online at www.faithministry.org/match.
Did you know you can designate to Faith Ministry half a percent of the sale for everything you buy at Amazon? Instead of going to Amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com each time you make a purchase. It’s the same site you’re used to, with your same account information, but it lets Amazon know to designate to a charity. To select Faith Ministry when you set up the designation, when prompted, search for “ministerio de fe” and look in the results for “Faith Ministry Ministerio De Fe” and check that it’s located in McAllen, Texas. From then on, when you go to smile.amazon.com, we’ll get a contribution of 0.5% of the sale. Every little bit adds up!
We have additional construction teams scheduled, and we have a 20th anniversary celebration planned in October, so watch your emails and follow us on Facebook!