LALM - Food Donation Report

La Frontera Distribution Center|Orphan Grain Train Donation

Program: Blessings and Action 2015

3517 Salinas Ave. Laredo Texas 78041

Msanpablo @hotmail.com(956)330-9924

Rev. Moises Méndez

Report of Christian Ministries that received food:

4 Total weeks of distribution in April 2015

Number of Ministries served per distribution week :25-30

Number of benefited adults: 4,577

Number of children benefited: 6,370

Total benefited with food: 10,947

Distribution day: Each Tuesday 10:00 am-3:00 pm


Ministries in Jail: 1

Children Ministries: 3

Family Ministries in Impoverished area: 11

Urban ministries: 8

Hospital Ministries: 2

New missions: 1

Lutheran Ministries: 9

Protestant Ministries: 17

I) April 10, 2015 Food Distribution Report, La Frontera:

Number of families benefited: 535

Number of adults: 1,017

Number of children: 1,576

Total benefited with food: 2,593

Total ministries served: 26

Distributed goods: Rice, Beans, Water, Snacks, Canned corn, Green Beans, Mixed vegetables, Clothing, shoes, quilts, hygiene goods, furniture, toys.

II) April 17, 2015 Food Distribution Report, La Frontera:

Number of families benefited: 524

Number of adults: 1,036

Number of children: 1,472

Total benefited with food: 2,508

Total ministries served: 22

Distributed goods: Rice, Beans, Water, Snacks, Canned corn, Green Beans, Mixed vegetables, Clothing, shoes, quilts.

III) April 24, 2015 Food Distribution Report, La Frontera:

Number of families benefited: 532

Number of adults: 1,048

Number of children: 1,488

Total benefited with food: 2,536

Total ministries served: 26

Distributed goods: Rice, Beans, Water, Snacks, Canned corn, Green Beans, Mixed vegetables, Clothing, shoes, quilts.

IV) April 30, 2015 Food Distribution Report, La Frontera:

Number of families benefited: 538

Number of adults: 1,476

Number of children: 1,834

Total benefited with food: 3,310

Total ministries served: 30

Distributed goods: Rice, Beans, Water, Snacks, Canned corn, Green Beans, Mixed vegetables, Clothing, shoes, quilts.

Medical Equipment Distributed:

1. Nuevo Laredo, MX Public Hospital: They serve 1,000,000 patients every year.

2. Rural Health Center, Kilometer 10 in Nuevo Laredo, MX: They serve 1,000 patients per month.

3. Urban National Health Center, Nuevo Laredo, MX: They serve 2,500 patients per month.

Positives:

  • Thanks to the joint efforts of OGT and LALM, many families in the US/Texas/Mexico Border, within Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, MX have benefited with food and necessary goods that mitigate hunger of numerous families living in impoverished communities and during high unemployment times.
  • We have organized and planned the distributions each Tuesday, each ministry assigned a leader representative with a note authorizing them to receive goods on their behalf. They fill an application for the ministry receiving the donation and they are drafted a letter of donation so they can use in the event of crossing the border. They also take with them a form list that must be signed by each family representative receiving food and goods. These forms are returned the week following distribution at LALM. This information helps us report accurate statistics.
  • Each ministry via their assigned leader representative has demonstrated their interest by being on-time and following the requests for records of the program.
  • All the leaders that pick-up food and goods are volunteers in their communities and collaborate each Tuesday helping other families.

Cons:

We cannot make assurances to these families that we can continue this program past May 2015. We ask OGT for continued support.

Mission needs:

Product needed at the border ministries:

1.Food: Rice, beans, oil, canned goods, milk, cereal, juice, pastas, sugar, soups, flour, cookies.

2. Home cleaning goods and personal hygiene for children, women and elderly, detergent.

3. Shoes for children and youth.

4. Children and youth clothing

5 Blankets and quilts

6. All types of tools

7. Musical instruments (Guitars), sound equipment.

8. Spanish language bibles.

9. School supplies for June and July, School starts in August.

Latin American Lutheran Mission

The Latin American Lutheran Mission (LALM) is an independent Lutheran mission started in 1936 (see history) and is focused on proclaiming the Gospel to the people of Mexico as well as the larger Latin American region. It was the parent, and now partner, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mexico (ELCM). It seeks involvement and mission partners with persons, congregations, and college church groups as it encourages Bible study and discipleship training to equip Latin American people to fulfill Christ’s “Great Commission.”

The LALM director is Pastors Moises Mendez, headquartered in Laredo, Texas.

The Board of Directors is composed of people from various Lutheran bodies and supports the ongoing work on the border and in Mexico.

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