The people who live in La Playa are displaced from other areas of Colombia. They have a deep longing in their hearts for "home," a place where their children are safe and protected.
When you look around La Playa, you see the many faces of poverty. Children play barefoot in garbage and broken glass. Mothers have a desperate look in their eyes, not knowing how they will feed their children. Home is one room with a dirt floor.
The people who live here are displaced from other areas of Colombia. They have a deep longing in their hearts for "home," a place where their children are safe and protected.
They feel forgotten. They feel alone.
When you become a La Playa Community Partner, you stand with a community of people who are beloved by God, but who are living in desperate circumstances. Your monthly gift of $100 provides support that will benefit the entire community.
Martha Villamizar from Colombia knows true need. She sees children each day who are desperate for help.
They are barefoot and hungry.
Their fathers have abandoned them.
Their mothers are struggling to provide in an area where there are no jobs.
Children beg Martha for help because she is their only hope. These children need a hand of mercy to lift them from the cycle of poverty, and Martha knows her calling is to provide that hand.
Each country where we work has its own story of stuggle and desperation, and we in the USA get only a picture of the difficult choices Martha makes each day. We are called to provide a compassionate hand. When the money is gone, how do we look a child in the eye and say we cannot help?
The ministry in Colombia has been hit hard by the economic struggles both in-country and in supporting countries like the USA. Martha strives to keep the school open so children who have nothing can continue to get an education, meals, basic health care, and Christian teaching.
There are two vital ways that you can help.
1) Give the blessing of a one-time gift to help the Colombia ministry through this time.
2) Sponsor a child in Colombia and invest in that child's life.
Please, can you help in one or both of these ways? We truly cannot do it without you.
President/CEO, I.N. Network USA
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