|Meet and greet some of our friends at "Casa 80" Antigua, Guatemala|
Greetings from St. Albans!
Sometimes you see a good work taking place and just have to tell your friends about it. Such is the case with Casa 80 (Casa Ochenta) here in Antigua Guatemala.. Often we receive requests asking for help. The needs are so great everywhere near and far. How can we make a difference and make the most of our days? Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by our own issues. But I still want to tell you about Casa 80 in case you may consider it as a place in your giving.
Our friend and member of St. Alban, John Bell, is the founder and president of Educational Resources of Antigua Guatemala. John has lived and worked sacrificially in Guatemala for 25 years and has spent those years motivating young people to embrace their visions and find values to live by. They are people with special needs physically, emotionally, and spiritually. John provides scholarships and opportunities for vocational trainings. Fourteen young people live together in Casa 80. The able-bodied assist the disabled. A young couple with a new baby watches over the house and prepares meals. All are engaged in furthering their education. These are people we can lift up, offer hope, assuring them that they are God’s beloved creations, just like us.
Nowadays we pay bills directly from our bank accounts for many convenient reasons. Terri and I send small amounts, through our bank or Paypal to good works as we identify them. The amount is usually small $5-$25 monthly and it is our hope that over time, and added to the contributions of others, it will make a real difference to the recipients. Often we forget what we did because it becomes natural, without a second thought: When you give don’t let the left hand know what your right had is doing. It’s a joy, not a burden.
We can do the same for Educational Resources of Antigua Guatemala with a cheerful heart. A young man who is also a member of St. Alban, Nazario, who lost both arms accidentally by a machine at younger age did a great job on the link below. He is a university student studying Computer Technology.
Would you please consider this prayerfully and act as you are able
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