2016!! Go for it
A very exciting start
Last year we began the TransformArte program in an orphanage. After four sessions, we stopped for the holidays and we didn't know what to expect when we resumed in January, but we were there.
Paris asked the boys what truths they had learned last year and they remembered them all. I know that for many of us this seems simple, but for children who are not living with parents who love them, care for them and teach them basic values, this was great! Seeing the kids remember the truths makes us think they are keeping these principles in their hearts, and we hope they can live these truths, especially in the difficult times of life.
The boys present lots of challenges for the team but we always learn from them. We know that God's love and grace are never-ending; each week the boys challenge us to reflect God in all our activities: songs, games, artwork, everything. Please pray for us and for them.
The Dreams project is now in Monterrey
After working for almost three years at the Immigration Center in Mexico City, Paris had the opportunity to contact a Methodist Church in Monterrey, NL. He shared with them about Dreams and the three areas we are focusing on: (1) detecting victims of trafficking, (2) preventing human trafficking, and (3) pastoral care.
One of the leaders embraced the idea and the ministry and asked for training. They have invested the time and are committed to the work. We teach and encourage them via Skype and phone calls. Two weeks ago, they started.
We continue working on strengthening this team. We are convinced that as the Church, we need to take part in the fight against this huge, evil issue of human trafficking.