Once again, God has enabled us to help Ecuadorian youth move out of the cycle of poverty and be on their way to a brighter future! We are so grateful to our Director, Administrator, and committed teachers, as well as to Church of God missionary, Elaine Sumner for all their combined efforts to make the school year a success. Please pray for open doors of opportunity for the graduates to enter into the job market using their degree and especially for those who will seek to go on to college. It is very complicated to get into the universities in Ecuador, especially for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Kids Helping Kids Ministry
This summer we have been especially blessed by two churches who included the FACES Ministry in their Vacation Bible School plans! Both the Sanctuary Church of Orlando, Florida, and the Silver Leaf Baptist Church of Virginia featured an interesting missions study program that Teresa has prepared. The very visual presentation on child labor around the world and the work of the FACES Ministry to combat child labor made a big impression on kids and adults alike. We don’t want to neglect to mention that not only did the children learn about this important topic, but both groups of children raised significant offerings to contribute financially to this mission effort to help rescue Ecuadorian children from child labor. THANK YOU, USA youth and our special friends at these two churches.
FACES Ministry Summer Day Camp is a Big Hit!
Once again, FACES has outdone all records in our month long, six day a week summer day camp program! It is very important to offer these services especially during the summer vacation months from classes, as kids are more likely to be sent to the streets and markets to work or beg during this time.
Each one of our projects, at the ministry center in Sangolqui, and the surrounding areas near Quito, our teams met with the kids several times a week and provided activities, Bible devotions, tutoring, crafts, recreation and snacks. Two of our centers provide a nutritious lunch. Field trips and a soccer tournament complete the schedule.
As summer drew to a close, 160 youth gathered at what must be our most exciting commencement day party ever! The special day was topped off by a trip to see a movie! Most of the kids have never have the opportunity to go to the theatre in their whole lifetime up to now!
Most importantly, after a time of presentation of the gospel, a special group of kids came forward to receive Christ! We are so happy!
Thank you ministry partners for making all this possible!
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FACES Ministry - COGWM
2490 Keith St. NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
Project # 102-4038
Dan & Teresa Susong